I was going to do a little photo tutorial on building wooden fence gates but Jason had to go and build these while I was at work. I’m really not upset but you’ll have to go somewhere else if you’re looking for a step by step.
Let’s just celebrate together that the gates are done!
Our weedy yard is on the other side of the fence along with our fruit trees, ugly black compost bin and our vegetable garden (behind the compost).
The gate pictured above is so tall that from the inside we couldn’t reach over to unlatch it. The solution was to add a pulley chain to the gate latch. I got all handyman on it and went to hardware store myself to buy chain and eye hooks. See what I did here?
But then I got all woman on it and used a paperclip to attach the chain to the latch because… it worked. And it was easy.
I realize the paperclips are not really a great long term solution. Did I mention this is not a step by step tutorial? I’m pretty proud of myself, though. Just pull to open. I think Jason will be pleasantly surprised when he gets home. I hope the paperclips last that long…
This section of fence separates our patio from our driveway. (Once, a long, long time ago this was all just one big concrete parking slab.)
This path leads through the gate into the yard (where the compost bin, fruits and veggies live).