So today, I finished the final gate in the fence project. The neighbors were so excited that I finally finished, they were setting off fire works .. ok .. maybe they were doing that for some other thing.
According to my fence guy, when building a large gate (12 feet in this case), you build the whole gate as a single panel. After it’s all complete and hung as a single panel (you’ve probably guessed by now), you cut the ribbon.
So after half lapping the joints on my gate, adding corner bracing and wheels at the bottom of the gate I finally cut the ribbon. The true test on this gate will be to see if it sags. But, for now, minus a few pickets and some touch up paint; I’m done. Let’s hope the belt and suspenders hold up for the long haul.