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Wooden gate

It’s easy to create a simple wooden gate using decking planks and Resene Waterborne Woodsman.

Ways with wood with Mark Rayner - Project 78

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: 30mm exterior screws, 40mm exterior screws, exterior hinges (x2), gate latch, paintbrush, paint stirrer, pencil Resene Waterborne Woodsman tinted to Resene Silvered Grey, sandpaper (coarse), saw, screwdriver, set square, tape measure, timber decking (approx 7.4m).

To get the look: Mark painted the gate posts with Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Alabaster.

Other ideas: For a dark green effect, stain the gate with Resene Waterborne Woodsman tinted to Resene Rangitoto.

Step 1
Step one
Measure, mark and cut seven lengths of timber decking at 800mm and two lengths at 900mm (or however wide you need your gate to be).
Step 2
Step two
Assemble four of the pieces to form a rectangle, as shown, fixing with 40mm screws. Use a set square to ensure corners are at right angles.
Step 3
Step three
In the same way fix the remaining lengths of wood to the frame, as shown, ensuring they are evenly spaced.
Step 4
Step four
Fix the gate to the gatepost using the two hinges and 30mm screws.
Step 5
Step five
Fix the gate latch into position using 30mm screws.
Step 6
Step six
Sand any rough edges with coarse sandpaper.
Step 7
Step seven
Carefully stir the Resene Waterborne Woodsman with a paint stirrer.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply two coats of Resene Waterborne Woodsman to the gate, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

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