WOOD GARDEN GATES #60
This Garden Gate is Base Price + 15%
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Typical Wood Garden Gate design #60.
As a pool gate, #60 features grid openings of approximately 4″ both vertically and horizontally (Most pool codes require no opening greater than 4″.).
Equal sized grids both vertically and horizontally is not always possible. Because many of you request equal grids, it is worth explaining how the grid count and size is dictated by the Gate width, with the only variable being the width of the bottom horizontal rail.
In the example below, we would have had to eliminate the bottom row of grids and add almost 3″ to the width of the bottom rail to accomplish equal the same grid sizes along the bottom. This in itself would have become a disproportionate eyesore and brought more attention to itself than the partial grid we now see at the bottom.
Dictum: When solving a problem, don’t go to such extent that the solution draws more attention than the original problem.
With the exception of artistic license, when problems can often become a doorway to innovation.
Shown with Prowell ‘s Arbor #9
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Pebble Beach golf, Carmel shopping, Monterey Aquarium, migrating whales, keeling sailboats billowing on the bluest bay.
Meanwhile . . . the hinterland of the old rancheros holds tough to General Vallejo’s legacy of a Monterey no one remembers.
Marin County, CA
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A view upon approach to the wood garden gates #60-1 in Marin County, California. The narrow flanking Fence Panels to either side of the Wooden Gate make a real difference in creating a visual approach.
Here, it may appear that the gate grids are all equal, both vertically and horizontally, but in fact the bottom-most grids are 1-1/4″ taller.
Marin County, CA
The same view of wood garden gate #60-1 taken 9 years after installation. Unfortunately the wisteria is not in bloom.
Mill Valley, CA
The clean and careful lines of a Craftsman Revival home centered by the repetitive open grids of the entry gate #60-4. Set off by the distinction of a WoodRX finish that establishes a subtle, but clear entry.
So what exactly is a revival? A revival, architecturally speaking, is a rendition of any original architectural form. There are many elements in the above home that mimic the Craftsman, or Arts and Crafts motif established in the first decade of the 20th century. Mostly in the interior, but here even the depth of the overhanging eaves. And yet no real detail or any of the truer elements that signify the style. Therefore, our entry gate offers a much needed touch of detail, as well as helping to push the overall aesthetics to a more noticeable revival.
Mill Valley, CA
The bottom horizontal grid divider, at 1-1/4″ thickness, is joined to the top edge of the bottom rail, which is 1-⅝” thickness. Because of the two varying thicknesses, we are able to create equal grids vertically and horizontally without adding to the width of the bottom rail and appearing overly muscular.
We’ll also add, because there are no secrets, that this was an architect who originally ordered garden gate style #79, and upon delivery refused to accept the gate because the stain wasn’t what he had hoped for. He refused to negotiate. So Charles returned to the shop, with the gate, and in lieu of building a replacement gate, processed a refund of the advance payment and then posted the gate on the Basement Sale page where it sold for a fraction of it’s retail value.
Two months later someone ordered the below gate, at exactly the same size and with exactly the same hardware. A double agent, acting secretly, until he came to the shop to pick up the gate and let slip he was hired to pick up the gate by the same homeowner who had refused his gate.
So the gig was up and the homeowner got his Prowell gate, however clandestinely he achieved this goal.
San Rafael, CA (Marin County)
A pair of double #60 wood garden gates at 5-1/4″ grids on a property in the Dominican neighborhood of San Rafael, CA.
Flanked by Fence Panels #19.
Shown with Fence Style #21-5
Rocky Mountain Gate Latch E414. Bronze Gate Stop #50-250. Bronze Cane Bolt #80-100
Site-applied Finish: Sansin’s exterior Solid Hyde stain. Color: FAIRVIEW TAUPE 1113.
Prowell does not offer solid body stain or painted pre-finishes. For such finishes that are non-absorbing, the cedar needs to acclimate to the local climate for 2-3 weeks to prevent potential bubbling finishes as the stain or paint tries to stretch with the expansion and contraction of the cedar’s initial movement on site.See more on this, and general information on exterior finishes by Clicking Here.
San Rafael, CA
The grid sizes for the double wood gate design were determined off the net gate width to accomplish equal grids left-to-right. Because the panels are a different widths and the grids must match the gate, the horizontal grid dividers are aligned while the panels are left with remainder grids on the left and right ends.
San Geronimo, CA (Marin County)
An example of the #60 wood garden gate design coupled with an adjoining driveway gate and flanking fence panel. If we consider the three as a single assembly, with the horizontal grid dividers aligning to one another, then we must decide which of the three is the center-point. Here, obviously it is the driveway gates, serving to establish the grid size based on the net width of each identical gate.
Driveway Gate style #13
Fence style #21
Beverly Hills, CA
We’re reminded that Beverly Hills is a woody enclave of rolling hills. Wood garden gate #60-9 departs from the standard #60 with our grid dividers at 2-5/8″ width instead of 1-5/8″. The result is a more muscular aesthetic, in addition to more wood–hence the added percentage of +21%
Because the gate’s net height dimension was somewhat flexible, we were able to establish 6 rows of grids at 5-1/4″, and 6 columns at the same 5-1/4″. The net gate dimensions shown below: 55-1/8″ width x 58-1/2″. Gate latch source is unknown. A rare example of a gate mounting to stucco columns without jambs.
Latch: Sun Valley Bronze
Beverly Hills, CA
Opening onto the driveway.
As an unorthodox approach to regulating their flow of commissions commensurate to their productive capacity, the Prowell’s are not Prowells beyond the protective and insulated environs of their shop. The anonymity of such-and-such and so-and-so.
Marin County, CA
Pool gates #60-2 features the same grid patterns as the #60 but with the addition of a middle horizontal rail.
In this example, at 47-7/8″ net width x 78″ net height, to satisfy a request for even grids throughout, we have added to the standard width of the bottom rail.
Grids at 4-7/8″ square.
East Bay, San Francisco Bay Area
Garden gates with painted finishes should be fully exposed to the elements for 2-3 weeks prior painting.
Note: If there is no other barrier between the perimeter fence and gate and the pool, the perimeter gate must meet the pool access codes.
How do we recognize Phoenix? Stucco residences, stucco perimeter walls, and what appears to be a view of South Mountain. The gate style #60 looks as if it belongs–a splash of wood.
WOOD GARDEN FENCE STYLE #21
Showing Prowell’s wood garden fence Style #21 as another panel stile often associated with Garden Gate #60. A common fence style which also accompanies gate styles #27, and #77
Base Price + 26% with shown rectangular breaks.
Base price + 15% as continuous grids and no breaks.
How to build the wood gated #60
Garden Gate #60 in clamps.Photo credit: Ben Prowell
Charles setting the tenons for a dry fit assembly in December 2016.
Photo credit: Ben Prowell