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How to make double gates
Measure for the gates.
Measure the width of the opening between the fence posts where the gates are to go. Deduct approximately 25mm (1″) to allow for the gaps between the two gates and also between each gate and see PILE.
In this case, the opening was 2125mm (85″). We therefore made each gate frame 1050mm (42″) wide. That allowed for an 8mm (1/3″) gap between the two gates and also between each gate and post.
When making the gate frames, plan so that the bottom Parallel to the horizon, flat, level. frame Piece of lumber that is part of a frame or structure. will line up with the bottom horizontal fence 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.. Refer to Fig.1 in the previous page. This is important on the gate that requires an offset bottom hinge.
The gate frame and hinge offset Blocking. A pieces of wood that runs between other members (studs, joists, rafters) to provide support, add strength and/or act as a solid support between panel joins..
On even ground, make two rectangular gate frames out of 75×50 (2×3) Any of the framing wood..
Square and To make rigid. the gate frames.
Measure the two opposing diagonals of each gate frame. Adjust each frame until the two opposing diagonal measurements are the same, then the corners of the rectangles will be at right angles.
(In other words, the frames will be square and not be skew-whiff!)
For each gate bracing, lie a piece of 75×50 (2×3) lumber diagonally from corner to corner on the frames. Mark, cut and To secure with nails or screws. in place with Covered with a protective coating of zinc. nails. (See picture).
As shown in the picture, A metal rod that has a head on one end and threads on the other and is used to fasten together lumber. The most common bolts used or referred to in projects within this website are coach/carriage bolts and hex bolts. a block of Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees to the bottom horizontal frame member. The thickness of the block and the overhang will depend on the required hinge offset. Refer to previous page.
A short nail with a large flat head used for securing roofing felt, plasterboard, sheet metal to wood etc. the Plumb, upright. gate boards to the frames and fix the hinges.
Turn the gate frames over and nail the 150×25 (1×6) vertical fence boards to the frames using 60mm (2 1/2″) flat head galvanized nails. Make The boards Being even with. (even) with the sides of the frames and overhanging top and bottom to suit. The last fence 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. on each gate might need to be cut (ripped) down the length of the board to fit flush with the edge of the gate frame.
Turn the gate frames back over, and fix the hinges. Make sure the top and bottom hinges are in alignment. See picture.