WOOD GARDEN GATES #7

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“Come into the Garden, Maud,
I am here at the gate alone
–Tennyson–

WOOD GARDEN GATES #7-3

Great Falls, Virginia

In this setting, the marriage between a Wood Gate and dry-set stone offers a timeless appeal.

Wood gate door #7-3 in Virginia. Prowell

WOOD GARDEN GATES #7-8

Simi Valley, CA

Our Garden Gate #7-8 in southern California

When mounting to a stucco or stump block wall, jambs are required. The jambs mount to the surface with masonry spread-bolts and reduce the overall opening by 3″.

In an ongoing tradition throughout the site covering all our products, photos sent in of the ineffable young’n and pets. This one embellished with ruby slippers and all.

House gate wood #7-8 in southern california.

WOOD GATE DOOR #7-10

San Jose, California

Trading ruby slippers for a Superhero.

Often, with irregular stone columns, it can be advisable to mount the jambs directly to the column block core. The depth between the block and the outermost stone is provided and we create the jamb thickness to that, plus 1/2″, allowing the swing to clear the stone. Here however, they ave elected to mount directly to the stone.

For detailed drawings showing the various applications of jambs and columns, see the Specification page.

*Also showing a good example of when to vary the finish of the gate from the surrounding precedent. Imagine this with the same finish as the stucco wall and you can glimpse the danger of a monotonous result. Monotonous results are when the architecture of a home is without either telling precedents or distinguishing details. Here we have the gate, the columns, and the cap along the top of the wall, all of which lends diversity to the landscape design.

Wood gate door #7-10 in San Jose, California

WOOD GARDEN GATES #7-19

Bloomington, Illinois

Gate #7-19 in central Illinois with our patron and her resident Westie. Kiki. Kiki. Kiki Kiki appears
transfixed by the camera lens.

house wood gate #7-19 in Bloomington, Illinois

WOOD GARDEN GATES #7-23

Oakland, California

Flanked by flowering borders, gate #7-23 mounts off jambs set to the back side of the stucco wall. This simply to achieve the greatest opening width between an existing wall opening.

HOUSE GATE DOOR-7-23

WOOD GARDEN GATES #7-25

Los Angeles, California

Flanked by brick columns, with surface-mounted jambs. The jambs butt square under the overhang of the cap, with an exposed miter. i.e. if the cap overhangs 1″ and the jambs are 1-½”T, then the miter is only ½” .

Wood garden gates #7-25 in los angeles

WOODEN GATE DOOR  #7-21

San Jose, California

Flanked by a series of fence panels set atop a short stone wall.

Fence Style #1

wood gate door #7-21 in Palo Alto, California

HOUSE GATE WOOD #7-1

Darien, Connecticut

A sublime property connecting the residence on the right to the outbuilding on the left with two parallel Wood Fence sections to create a bordered garden, safe from snacking wildlife.

Shown with fence style #1

house gate door 7-1 in Connecticut

HOUSE GATE DOOR #7-1

Darien, Connecticut

Viewed from the opposite approach and leaving us here dreaming of this slice of heaven, leaving home in the morning to cross the garden and into the shop.

Note: Our homeowners recently re-landscape their property and the gates and fence panels were all demolished. Some 20 new fence panels and several new gates were built by Prowell for the new landscape. Photos arriving soon.

Fence Height: 48″

wood garden gates and fence panels #7 in Connecticut

WOOD GARDEN GATES #7-24

Venice Beach, CA

Double Off-set Gates #7. Overall rough opening between posts 74″ x 42″ ht.
Left operable gate 44″ . Right fixed gate 30″.

wood garden gates #7-24 in Venice Beach, california

WOOD GARDEN GATES #7-24

Venice Beach, California

Front entry double off-set gates. Rough opening between posts at 60″.
Flanked by Fence style #1.
More on Double Off-set Gates

house gate door #7-24 in Venice Beach, California

WOOD GARDEN GATES #7-24

Venice Beach, California
When stepping the panels down a slope, the exact step is easy to determine: set a stringline at the top of the high panel on the far end of the run, and on the other end wrap the string around the end post at the same desired height off the grade. At each post, square off a pencil mark where the string intersects that post.

Wood Fence Gate #7-24 in Venice Beach, CA

WOODEN GATE DOOR #7-25

Larkspur, California (Marin County)
Four lower open square mortises

Rocky Mountain latch E414 and house numbers
Rough opening between posts at 48″ x 72″ ht from grade. 6×6 surfaced posts, clear western cedar.

HOUSE GATE DOOR #7-25 in Marin county, California

WOODEN GATE DOOR #7-16

Santa Rosa, CA

Our #7-16 is shown to illustrate the wider width of a 52″ opening, but the accompaniment of the fence style #1 and how the horizontal rails align to those of the gate.

See more on Terracing Layouts and Sloping Grades

wood garden gates #7-16 in Sonoma County, California

WOOD GARDEN GATES #7-20

(2-1/2″ spacing between pickets)
Tiburon, CA

Wood Garden Gates #7-20 as double entry situated on the bay in Tiburon, California. Complete with seasonal wreaths. A slight departure with 7-20 in that the spacing between pickets is 2-1/2″.

Shown with a 3rd-party arbor

wood garden gates #7-20 in Tiburon, California

HOUSE GATE WOOD #7-18

Dana Point, CA

Garden Gate #7-18 in Southern California

Shown with Fence Panels #1

Wood Gate design #7-18 in southern California

WOOD GARDEN GATES #7-15

Hillsborough, California

A carefully landscaped property in California’s Silicone Valley, bordered by tall brick walls
(barely visible on the far right).

house gate door 7-15 in Hillsborough, california

WOOD GARDEN GATES #7-15

Hillsborough, California

Here would be an example of where, regardless of the width of the gate, it might be better suited at 2-1/4″ thickness simply to avoid being upstaged by the sheer girth of the flanking columns.

wooden gate door 7-15 in the San Francisco bay area

WOOD GARDEN GATES #7-17

Orinda, CA

Stucco columns with a stone cap.

To prevent the arching top rail from striking the overhanging cap when the gate opens wide, we drop the spring-point (where the arch begins) to the bottom of the miter cut on the jambs.

The other option is when you have a cap that overhangs, say, 2″, we then create jambs that are 2-1/4″ thick, so the gate hinge-point is beyond the overhanging cap

*For those preferring a painted finish, see Pre-Finish Options for a discussion of why your ate must acclimate to the local weather for 2-3 weeks prior to painted finishes. Prowell does not offer any pre-finish that is not an absorbing finish for this very reason.

The cedar breaths when it is finally exposed fully to the elements, and finishes such as paints and solid-body stains and spar varnishes are less flexible and potentially troublesome during the first few weeks as the wood acclimates.

For paint, etc, please allow the gate to be installed and exposed for several weeks before applying your finish.

wood garden gates with stucco columns in the san francisco bay area

WOOD FENCE GATE #7-14

Houston, Texas

The #7 being one of 25 varying Wood Gate Designs and matching flanking panels for the South Shore Woodlands housing park in Houston, Texas.

Shown with fence style #1

wood fence gate 7-14 in Houston, TX

WOOD FENCE GATE #7-14

Houston, Texas

An in-progress photo illustrating the strategy of commissioning the gates prior to actually building. The new homes—a sales technique to accentuate each lot with a distinct Prowell entry.

wood gate with flanking panels

WOOD GARDEN GATES #7-6

Santa Monica, California

An early pair of #7-6 Wood Gates flanking this residence in Santa Monica. On the right, a pair of Double Off-Set Gates with flanking panels. On the left, a standard #7 Gate. Both gates are shown with optional Pattern Blocks.

More on Double Off-Set Gates, or see the table at the bottom of the page with the links to Similar Dbl Off-set gate styles.

Fence Gates #7-6 in Santa Monica, california

WOOD GARDEN GATES #7-6

Santa Monica, California

Double off-set Fence Gates. When there is an overall width that exceeds what is comfortable for a single gate and yet less than what is required for an equal double gate, a number of options are available. Here, we utilize the Double Off-Set. The right-side is fixed in place with a cane bolt, with the wider, operable gate latching to the smaller gate. This would be a solution to consider for openings of 60″, where two 30″ gates might seem a little narrow.

Another option is to use a single-span gate. Gates beyond 48″ in width default to 2-1/4″ thickness. — A third option is to set two 4×4 posts to each side of a centered gate, flanked by narrow panels to each side.

double wood gates in santa monica, california

THE ORIGINAL WOOD GARDEN GATE #7

Ross, CA

The below gate, titled #7 back when it was only the 7th in an eventual 162 gate designs yet to come. At the time, it marked an innovative high-ground in a long-ignored genre. Because it was the first commission that included several gates as well as 400 running feet of fence–publications such as Sunset, Fine Home building, and several local papers made their way to the site, and right about then Charles must have realized that his time spent developing the designs and methodologies of this product line in the early ’90’s was as well-spent as any two-year span in his life.

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At the risk of boring you, we’ll scroll through a few more offerings of Gate style #7

WOOD GATE DESIGN #7-2

Marin County, CA

On a shingled bungalow. When setting posts against irregular stone, the post sets against the wall’s block core and the stone is cut to meet the post.

wood gates #7-2

WOOD GATE DESIGN #7-4

Colorado

Accompanied by a stucco surround.

wood arched gates in Colorado

WOOD GATE DESIGN #7-12

Los Angeles, CA

Perhaps the most preferred accompaniment to the wood gates is a natural hedge, while adding the unlikely result of those burglars who attempt to penetrate such hedges only to get lost, confused, disoriented within a maze of box-leaf. Not so unlike the golfer who spends his afternoon in the woods and shrubs and thicket chasing his slice. Eventually they both just give up and go home.

custom wood garden gates #7-12

WOOD GATE DESIGN #7-11

Ladera Ranch, CA

Landscape lighting taken to new levels.

garden wood gates #7-11 in California

WOOD GATE DESIGN #7-7

Showing one of the many available patterns of open mortised slots within the lower panel. When your drawings are posted, you are invited to review the drawings with the freedom to suggest changes and revisions.

WOOD GATE DESIGN #7-9

Base Cost + 25%

With a fuller radius, the top arched rail is constructed from two segments joined at the center.
+$225

custom wood gate #7

WOOD GARDEN GATE #7-5 W/Fence #1

Sonoma County, CA

To see this gate and fence on a site visited 18 years after installation, see How Long it Lasts

custom wood fencing panels in santa rosa, ca

GATE #7-5

Gate style #7-5 with a slightly varied pattern to the open slots, while also reminding us of the importance of the width-to-height ratio. Here we are at 48″ width x 42″ height.

wood gates in Santa Rosa, ca

IN-PROGRESS

WOOD GARDEN GATES #7–PROGRESS
How do I build a good gate?

Laying out Gate style #7 as a double gate at only 48″ height.

how to build a Prowell wood gate #7

WOOD GARDEN GATE #7–PROGRESS

Charles roughing out the top arch on the bandsaw.
January 2016

Building a Prowell wood gate #7

Digging into the archives

WOOD GARDEN GATE #7–PROGRESS

The mid-90’s, hosting the editors of Fine Home building in the old Sebastopol shop.

Fine Home building issue #100

WOOD GARDEN GATE #7–PROGRESS

We’re going to throw this in because it represents an early permutation of the eventual gate style #7, circa 1991.

charles prowell with wood gates in 1988

WOOD GARDEN GATE #7–PROGRESS

Charles and the boys, Sam and Ben, engaged in one of their favorite pastimes around 1990. A calm, meditative pastime that seemed always to degenerate into a free-for-all wrestling match.

charles prowell and sons

A few of the publications and sites featuring Prowell’s Gate #7

AMERICAN BUNGALOW MAGAZINE 2020

American Bungalow Magazine 2000
Click Here for the PDF of this publication featuring this gate.
Click Here for the gallery of articles.

The Press Democrat 1998

The Press Democrat 1998
Click Here for the PDF of this publication featuring this gate.
Click Here for the gallery of articles.

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