DIY Modern Wooden Gate

After asking several price offer, we realize we could't afford our dreamed gate. So I start looking to build one my self. Thank's Pinterest we found the design we wanted, now it was just a question of doing it. We chose to make the frame in steel square tube to make it strong and to cover with wooden slats. We chose thermowood.

Supplies:

Square tube 40x40x3mm
Wooden slats 40x18mm in thermowood
Universal adhesive based on hybrid technology
Gate hinges
Door locks and handls
Anti rust paint (RAL 9005)
Welding rods


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Step 1: Building the Frames

I used here my trailer as welding table. First I cut all my tubes to the good lenght using my angel grinder, I also cut out the insert for the door locks.
Once evrithing was ready I fited al together and use several clamps to hold it in place. Now it was welding time. It was my first big welding job so I took my time to do it good.

After that I grind everything nice and flat to help me latter on to glue the wooden slat.

Step 2: Painting the Frame

I just hang it in my garage and paint it with black anti rust paint. I use 1k paint system. To be sure I apply 3 layers of it.

Step 3: Installing the Frames

One side is fixed on the wall of my neighbours the other side I make a small concrete.

The concrete side: the tube of my fixed part are longer so they goes strait in side the concrete. To make it stronger I weld some extra steel bar to creat a kind of reinforced concrete.

The other gate was just fixed on the wall using some sleeve anchors. I reinforced the top on by welding 2 longer flat bar and drill some extra hole.

Step 4: Instaling the Wooden Salt

After long search i hose the HYBRIFIX® 302 from den braven, to glue all the slats. I started with the corner and let dry, the next day I continue with the rest, on top I put one aluminium rails as a guide. First i aplly some glue on the frame then I press the salt on it and just support underneath till it dry. Some time I had to use tiewrap to hold in place while drying.

Step 5: Finished

once the locks and handels were all in place we could look back at a succesfull new gates. I enjoy creating this project, I hope you now enjoy reading my instrucable about it. This my first publication, now I'm writing it, I see I'll try to take more pictures of every step next time to improve my publication.

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    seamster

    7 weeks ago

    Very nice! I like the combination of metal plus wood. Good work!!

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