How to build a garden gate.
A basic plan in pictures. The first garden gates I
built were very difficult for me. Not so much difficult I
guess, intimidating. It must be difficult! Not really, it turns out.
Use predrilled holes for deck screws, and use deck screws. Nails come
lose after a few years. Use decent hinges, light hinges fail.
need a cross angle, usually against the hinged side, but it doesn't
have to be. At least some of the vertical boards or slats
need to be attached to the cross angle. The Gate post must be set at least 2 foot into the soil and braced. If you have the option, hinge from a solid wall. Gates have leverage, the wider the gate, the better your gate post needs to be supported. Never nail the hinges in, always use deck screws or screwed hangers in the case of metal gates.