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Adding additional strengthening
Adding galvanized metal plate
Outside gates can take a fair bit of punishment so you can never make them too strong.
A few galvanized metal plates/straps over the joins won’t spoil the look one bit if the gates are to be painted.
Galvanized metal plates were fixed over each middle rail and stile meeting, eight altogether: four on each gate.
Adding galvanized metal strap
Galvanized metal straps were fixed over the ends and edges of each top/bottom rail and stile where they met. There were eight altogether: four on each gate.