CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATES #8

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CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATES #8

River Forest, Illinois

Wood Gate #8 is distinguished primarily by the full 180º radius of its top rail, often mirroring that radius of an existing enclosure.

The scalloped arched wood gate #8 below, built to mirror an existing stone entry portal. .

Curved top wooden gates #8

CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATES #8

River Forest, Illinois

Prowell’s original Garden Gate #8 in Chicago

If matching a surround, you will be asked to provide three dimensions of the existing structure that will determine the existing radius to insure the arch (radius) of your Wood Entry Gate has the same radius.

  1. The width from one side to the other.
  2. The overall height from the grade to the middle of the arch.
  3. From the grade to where the arch begins.

Curved top wooden gates #8 in Chicago

CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATES #8-4

Springville, Utah

Garden gate #8-4 with the common companion #10 arbor. Flanked by boxleaf headges that will eventually grow in toward the gate posts.
Ashley Norton ‘MD’ latch.

site photo showing wood garden gate #8 in Springville, Utah

CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATES #8-4

Springville, Utah

An utterly charming residence in the throes of a Utah winter. Looking more closely and a number of architectural details stand out: The upper gable vent with its tapered trim; The 2nd-floor windows with their upper divided lites; the roof eave returns; the lower secondary gable centered on the front entry; and the sublime, muted brickwork. And don’t overlook the red star-patterned cutout  in the entry parapet over the front steps. An attention to detail exhibited throughout.

site photop showing custom wood gate #8-4 in Utah

CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATES #8-9

Double Off-Set wood gates #8-9 with the 180º arc. Upper and lower pickets.

Bored for the dead bolt ad latch

cropped photo of custom wood gate #8-9

CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATES #8-8

Los Angeles, CA
Garden Gate #8-8 w/Arbor #10-7. Rough opening of 48″ between wrapped posts. Continuous pickets/ no middle rail. In the background, the side Gate #25 with it’s softer arch.

Rocky Mountain latch E501

site photo of custom wood garden arbor #10-7 in los angeles, CA

CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATES #8-7

Garden gate #8-8 above, but taller. Continuous open pickets. No middle rail.

arched wooden gate #8-7

CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATES #8-7

Guernville, CA

An interesting angle to show the inner garden. Set along Sonoma County’s Russian River. Garden Gate #8-7 and Arbor #10 with a site-painted finish and a 3rd-party flankinbg fenceline. Although painted finishes are the most durable and longest lasting, the cedar must acclimate to the weather for 2-3 weeks prior to painting. If painted gates are not maintained, the result is checking and cracking that requires scraping and sanding. Because the gate is more fully exposed to the elements, the importance of maintaining your maintenance schedule is paramount.

Arching wood Arbor #10 in Sonoma County. Prowell

CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATES #8-6

Palo Alto, CA

Garden Gate style #8-6, with Arbor #10, resulting in a circular portal between the gate and arbor.

curved top garden gate #8-6 in Silicone Valley, California

CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATES #8-1

Lakeside, Michigan

Garden Gate #8-1 showing the mirrored radius of the Prowell Arbor #10.

The same price for lower pickets or lower T&G panels.

arched wooden garden gates #8-1 in Michigan

CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATES #8-1

Lakeside, Michigan

The custom wood garden gates flanking this outbuilding in Upper Michigan. We’re hoping the more open design of the #8 on the right will establish the preferred entry. While the more private style on the left (a modified #29 and #31) speaks more to a private gate entry. The success of this approach is questionable, but in truth the right entry is going to need a defined walkway to further establish itself as a default entry point.

arched wooden gate #8-1 in Michigan

CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATES #8-3

Great Falls, Virginia

Garden gate #8-3 shown with Garden Arbor #10 is posted because of its pleasant setting just north of the Washington Beltway. But also to illustrate that western cedar is exemplified by dark and light tones that are incorporated into the same gate. An act of necessity, and were we building a dining room table retailing at $10,000 we might be more scrupulous in selecting more evenly hued stock. But it is a gate, not a dining room table, and subjected to sleet, rain, snow, hurricanes, and relieving dogs.

We also post this image as an example of our homeowner electing to manage the finish process themselves and deciding upon a product that is billed to bring out the natural beauty of wood. It is essentially an oil product and while it clearly enhances the wood, it is also a product that stipulates only one coat. The splotchy appearance seen below is the result of successive coats laying on top of the initial coat and as a result, unable to absorb evenly. But more . . . oil finishes such as this have a lifeline of approximately one year before requiring maintenance. Oil finishes that ‘enhance the wood’ are probably the biggest myth of exterior finishes. Subjected to the elements, such an approach is to buy into a future of relentless upkeep.

Review the Pre-Finish Options not as a means to pad our profits but as a means to insure you settle on the right product. WoodRX can be purchased direct from the linked dealer or through Home Depot. A product that has been culled from all the products on the market and although the grades of western cedar we spec from the mill do not require a finish or any treatment to prolong the life of the wood, the aesthetics often suggest a finish. Whether we apply this or you apply it, it’s important to use the right product.

wood arched garden gate #8-3 in Washington DC Beltway

CUSTOM WOOD GARDEN GATES #8-3

Great Falls, Virginia

Now and again it’s nice to see a ‘before’ photo,, which is often what we see at the onset of each commission.

curved top wooden gates #8-3 in Washington DC

IN-PROGRESS

WOOD GATES #8-PROGRESS

Charles dry-fitting a typical Gate #8-2

How to build a wood gate #8

WOOD GATES #8-7—PROGRESS

Scribing the 180º radius of the top rail.

shop photo--building garden gate #8bb

WOOD GATES #8-9—PROGRESS

As a double off-set, both gates are laid out on the bench to scribe the top 180º arc. 

shop progress photo of gate #8-8aa

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