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Garden gate

Create a stylish security gate using rough sawn fence palings and Resene Waterborne Woodsman wood stain.

Ways with wood with Mark Rayner - Project 35

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Eight 1.8m rough sawn fence palings, 50mm galvanised nails, drill with 10mm drill bit, gate hinges and latch, hammer, jigsaw, old 2 litre Resene paint tin, paintbrush, pencil, saw, screwdriver, set square and tape measure. Resene Waterborne Woodsman Penetrating Oil Stain tinted to Resene English Walnut.

To get the look: Mark also stained the adjacent fence with Resene Waterborne Woodsman Penetrating Oil Stain tinted to Resene English Walnut.

Other ideas: If you’re after a rich reddish brown use Resene Waterborne Woodsman tinted to Resene Cherrywood.

Step 1
Step one
Lay five fence palings side by side on a flat surface - use a set square to make sure ends are in line.
Step 2
Step two
Measure and cut three horizontal cross pieces, as shown, and fix to the fence palings with 50mm nails.
Step 3
Step three
Measure and cut two angled cross pieces, as shown, and fix with 50mm nails.
Step 4
Step four
Position the old paint tin where you want the ‘hand hole’ and trace around the base with a pencil.
Step 5
Step five
Drill a 10mm pilot hole and then cut out the circle with a jigsaw.
Step 6
Step six
Attach the hinges and latch to the gate with screws provided.
Step 7
Step seven
Hold the gate in position and attach hinges to the gate post with the screws provided.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply two coats of Resene English Walnut to the gate, allowing 24 hours for each coat to dry.

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