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Garden Gate & Pergola

comments (1) April 14th, 2010 in Project Gallery
enviropro enviropro, member

Gate & Pergola in place.
Gate prior to installation. 
Close-up of glass balls and copper rods.
Gate & Pergola in place.Click To Enlarge

Gate & Pergola in place.


I made this gate from reclaimed cedar that I salvaged from the roof of an old gas station.  The pergola is made from reclaimed Douglas Fir that I salvaged from an old bowling alley.  I even used the original bolts to hold it together at the top.  Gate includes recycled glass balls on copper rods.  I've since installed a solid bronze latch and treated the whole thing with "Lifetime" natural wood preservative.


Design or Plan used: My own design
posted in: Project Gallery, outdoor, pergola, gate, fir

Comments (1)

basilico basilico writes: Beautiful. I love the rounded top.And it's so green! Fabulous. You have inspired me to use an open-weave door I found in the street the other day to make an entrance to nowhere because I don't have an enclosed garden. Vines can grow on the door (I'll leave it "open") and I can use posts around it like you did.I'll send pictures! Lola Stanton
Posted: 12:55 pm on April 27th

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