A confluence of swooping trusses and arching grids.

cropped photograph showing the contemporary garden gate 202

There is no ‘patterned ‘ radius. Every arch in this modern wood gate is distinct. Inviting the sort of repeated scrutiny more commensurate with a painting than a Wood Gate.

The lower section of the modern wood gate #202 has wenge pickets with black acrylic rods.

cropped photo showing the lower section of the modern front gate 202

The embedded wenge beading is featured on the solid panel inserts of the modern front gate 202.

cropped photograph showing the contemporary garden gate 202 wenge beading

Charles’ vast collection of operatic LP’s and the defense of these against a current of late night thieves . . .

humorous cropped photograph showing the modern gate 202

Petaluma, CA

The only site photo we have for modern wooden gate #202. Which illustrates just how important it is for those of you who have installed our gates to send back hi resolution photos. Of the products, but more importantly, photos showing the products in their surrounding settings. Phone photos are fine. Just remember to select ‘Actual Size’ before hitting the send button. That way we’re insured of the highest resolution.

site photograph showing the double modern front gate #202 in Petaluma, California



Ben scribing what will become the secondary truss for the contemporary garden gate 202. .

shop photograph showing how to build the modern front gate #202


Charles mimicking the swooshing confluence, or perhaps the One-ness of a Tai Chi master.

Shop photo on how do I build a wood gate 202


Within the solid panels of modern wooden gate 202, a pattern of wenge beading inlays. Shown here is the simple technique for routing the pockets. A spacer block set against the primary truss to insure the inlay is parallel.

shop photo showing how to rout the beading for contemporary garden gate 202


Milling up beaded inlay strips of Wenge.

Shop photograph showing how to mill the wenge beading for gate 202


The painstaking Zen-ness of fitting the puzzle laid out on the benchtop, as opposed to what Charles sees in his head. If we were to weigh and balance the two concurrent levels of thought at this juncture–the thought given over to technique, and the other side of the brain given wholly over to conceptualizing the unseen possibilities, the scale would be parallel. You cannot visualize in your head the possibilities without simultaneously considering the techniques required to carry out that vision. There is a genre of designers who have no apprenticeship or experience within the bowels of their trade. The technique. The workmanship. They exist aloof from the pedestrian restraints of our culture’s high-minded attitude against labor. In this hierarchy, this legacy to capitalism, there are the Makers, and the agents linked to those Makers. The literary agents who represent the writers; the real estate agents who represent the builders, and so on. It’s everyone’s choice where they can best serve their strengths: The origin, as in the product itself, or the vehicle that brings the product to a monetary fruition. One wears town clothes. The other wears work clothes.

shop phptpgraph showing Charles laying out the wenge grrid for the modern gate 202


The upper grid layout dry-fitted. The small blocks are joined with 1/4″ cedar dowels. At this juncture, the parts are labeled in chalk.

shop photograph showing the upper grids of #202


Photograph in the wood shop with charles applying the finish to modern wooden gate #202

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#202—-Modica 2011