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Timber Gate Build

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by ladiesman020, 8 Apr 2016.

  1. ladiesman020

    ladiesman020

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    I want to build a garden gate for a double gate opening.
    The gate I already have is a 1800x915 feather edge board gate that is strong as hell and I want to reuse.
    The said opening is 2450mm from wall to wall, so with 2 100mm on the ends and a gate of 915mm that means I need to build a gate of 1335mm wide.
    What I'm asking is what size or type of timber should be used. I have some C16 45x70 would that be strong enough or should I use something else.
    I wish to put 100mm feather edge board on the top and use 3 450mm hinges. I intend to put the posts in deep holes with concreate and fix the posts to the walls with 10x160mm frame fixings.
    I've bought wickes treated kiln dried C16 timber 45x70mm &45x95mm lengths.
    How should I join the timbers, mortice/tenon or 6 x 150mm single thread screws.
    Joined like a stud frame.
    My existing gate, that I want to fabricate a new larger one to match.
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    Missing pic?
    Kiln dried timber will not be suitable, you need pressure treated timbers.
     
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    Open mortice or lap joint will do.Will need treating before hanging to avoid early warping and rot.
     
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    I've never tried a mortise/tenon join, I'm not a very good at sawing and chiseling but I do have a sliding mitre saw, plunge router & track Plunge saw
     
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    Router would do the job.
     
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