And working in the direct sun wore me out.
I'll update here with another picture after I've hinged them.
Perhaps tomorrow. :-)
They are BEAUTIFUL, Dale. I love the design!
They took a lot of thought. :-)
Only someone with great artistic talent would have come up with them. Seriously, I am very impressed.
Thanks. Well I haven't tried swinging them yet. :-) I screwed a flat 2x4 to the back of the posts top and bottom in line with the fence boards that were already up each side of the gate opening. Then I built the two frames, screwed the sides to the posts with a 1.4 inch space and a half inch in the middle then pulled the left one down 5 inches and screwed it to the flats from the back and the right one up and screwed it to the flats from behind, making two "out of square" trapezoids. The flats gave me something to build to, set up where my hinges line up the top and bottom rails and hold it all in line so I could lock it in place while I installed the fence boards.
I couldn't locate any 14 inch strap hinges for less than $100+ in the states so I ordered them from England on Ebay. Saved over 75% :-) ($26 including shipping for all 4)
So now another tricky part. If I line the hinge straps up with the rails, when the left gate swings open it will be close to the ground and the downhill gate will rise as it opens. I'm going to have to just put in the minimum screws and test how it all works.
Cross your fingers. :-)
I've got a deck that needs re-doing. When ya coming?
It would take me a long time walking. :-)
Looks great Dale, I'm sure the sun did wear you out....
Jones Carpentry was my business name. That's where jonescarp came from. :-)
Oh! Now it makes sense. I was thinking you liked the fish called carp.
I do remember this view now. It was late October/early November when I visited so things didn't look quite as fresh. That's my excuse anyway.
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nothing is green on the hillside by May except the trees.
That is beautiful! The fencing and the scenery is beautiful! After you are done with Giulia's place I have a fence, a deck, a deck roof and a house roof that needs to be replaced. It's a long walk to here too but maybe by the time you get here I'll have the money to pay for it.
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