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Re Simple Side Gate Project
I am a single female homeowner and I needed a side gate for my house and looked into a re-furbished iron gate. When I got their quote for $750, I thought "I could make my own gate for less than half." The only problem was... I had NEVER done something like that before! It seemed to be basic enough, but again I had no idea what to do. I Googled "How to build a gate" and found your web page. I read the instructions, printed them out, and went to work. Your step-by-step instructions definitely helped me dodge the "trial & error" bullet, and I had very few "do overs".
The one fear I had was cutting the diagonal brace(s) accurately. I laid the rectangular frame over the diagonal 2x4, and traced the lines as you suggested. Wow, what a great idea! It saved me most of my anxiety. I was using a skill saw for and did end up having to borrow my neighbor's chop saw (and my neighbor) to re-do those cuts for a better fit.
I also wanted to show you my proud photos!
Thanks to you for your help. You saved me over $500! Plus I DID IT!
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