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Good morning! I'm working on a project that I'm trying to keep cheap but look good (like most of my projects it seems). i'm building a garden gate but want to use the 1x3 and 1x4's I already have, keep it lightweight. I usually like to get ideas from other projects online but can't find any. Has anyone used these sizes of wood and is it easy/feasible?
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The sizes of wood may or may not be good, depending upon the length and size you want to make the gate.


Much more important is the type of wood. Most woods are not appropriate for outside use. What type is yours?


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The sizes of wood may or may not be good, depending upon the length and size you want to make the gate.


Much more important is the type of wood. Most woods are not appropriate for outside use. What type is yours?


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I honestly don't know. I just know its PT. I figure the gate will only be 3-4' tall
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post #4 of 6 Old 03-29-2020, 01:19 PM
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as you said: it's a garden gate - don't over think it.
a photo or two of where the gate will go may help.
just build it to the best of your abilities.
if it lasts 5 or 10 years, you got your money's worth.
looking forward to seeing your completed project.

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Since it is pressure treated you should be good to go. Make up a design and present it to us if you want and you will get comments. Otherwise just build it and see what happens.


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There is all kinds of information online on how to build garden gates, most important is a diagonal brace so the gate does not sag.

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