Fitting the gate
When the gate was made I positioned it in place between the two gate posts.
I packed blocks of Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees underneath the gate to hold it at the correct height, then I packed each side of the gate with wedges so that the gaps each side of the gate were even.
The gate was in effect jammed in position and wouldn’t move while I screwed the hinges to the see PILE and fixed the gate The locking device on a door or window..
I then took out the packers and wedges and opened the gate. It worked…of course!
The gate The part of the plywood wall panels that overlaps the door and window frame, and protrudes into the door or window area and covers any gaps between the door/window and the surrounding frame. It acts as a stop for the door and also stops the rain getting in.
Finally, I nailed a 1800mm (6ft) long gate stop vertically to the post in such a position that the gate could shut but go no further.
The gate stop is a strip of 25mm x 25mm (1×1) wood nailed vertically to the post to stop the gate from going further than intended. It will also help to avoid any damage to the latch or hinges should the gate be blown or slammed shut with excessive force for any reason.
The gate stop also helps to prevent the gate from warping.
Done! Eazy with a “Z”