Introduction: Construct a Gate Frame
I needed a few new gates for our new house. I decided to make them so that I could make them the exact size and style to match our house.
They are fairly simple to make, however you do need a welder and basic skills.
Step 1: Tools You Will Need
Saw I chose to use a drop saw, however a hacksaw will do same job (only slower).
Welder I prefer a MIG. A stick or TIG will work just as well.
I find using magnetics holds the gate square and the joints tight.
I used a grinder to clean up the cuts ( a file would work just as well only slower)
Step 2: Making the Frame
I made the frame from 35x25x1.6 galvanised steel.
I cut my steel 895 long for the sides
and 1040 long for the top and bottom.
I used magnetics to hold the frame
and run a tape measure over the diagonials the ensure it was square.
Using the MIG I welded it up.
I sat the diagonal brace on the frame and marked the angles.
I then completed the frame by welding the brace in @1300 long.
I used colour bond for some of the frames as fill in and mesh for the rest.
Step 3: Finished Gates
I used the mesh so I could see through and used colour bond when I did not want people to see through. As you can see when I needed a bigger gate I just stretched the design
Step 4: Attaching the Gate
I used a heavier bar for the frame 50x25x2.5 1000 long
I attached it with dyna bolts to hold the frame to my brick wall and teck screws to attach the hinges.