Making the gate
I cut two rails to a length 20mm (3/4″) less than the gap between the two gate posts.
The distance between the two gate posts was 920mm (36 3/4″) so I cut the rails 900mm (36″) long.
I then placed the two rails on the ground – spaced apart as shown in fig.7 – and lay two gate boards on top of them, one each side.
Next I positioned the rails so that the top The top and bottom frame member of a door or window (not the jamb). Cross member of panel doors or of a sash. Also the upper and lower member of a balustrade or staircase extending from one vertical support, such as a post, to another. The horizontal member of a fence. was 150mm (6″) down from the top of the gate boards and the bottom rail was 225mm (9″) up from the bottom of the two gate boards.
I ensured that everything was square and then I nailed the two gate boards to the rails.
I used two 60mm (2 1/2″) flat-head Covered with a protective coating of zinc. nails at each meeting.
Next the intermediate boards were put in place and nailed home.
The final (middle) A piece of sawn, or dressed lumber of greater width than thickness. Usually 19mm (3/4") to 38mm (1 1/2") thick and 75mm (3") or more wide. had to be ripped down a little to make it fit.
The gate was then turned over and the To make rigid. was marked, cut and fixed in place.
While the gate was on the ground I also screwed the hinges to the rails.
I used 75mm x 50mm (2×3) stock for the rails and 50mm x 25mm (1×2) for the brace simply because that was spare Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees I happened to have lying around.
However, you could use other size stock such as 100mm x 50mm (2×4) or even 100mm x 25mm (1×4) for the rails and brace.