Our customers continue to blow us away with their handiwork! The September photo contest winner, randomly drawn from all submissions last month, used the dark bronze two-sided thumb latch on his custom gate.
This periwinkle double gate is hung by the 18″ strap hinges with the ring latch on the left and the 18″ cane bolt holding the inactive gate into the brick base.
In this close-up of the cane bolt you can see that they drilled an indentation into the brick below. This gives the bolt something to engage in. Pro tip: see all the dirt/mud splashed at the base of the gate and hardware? This happens so often. A quick spray with a garden hose will make everything look brand new!
Below is a driveway gate that opens out. You can see the latch on the left panel and a dummy handle on the right. Note how the strap hinges are installed. The regular pintle plate can’t be installed to the 2×2 piece of wood, so they cut that back and installed the plate directly to the post material behind the 2×2.
Lastly, this project utilized select-grade Canadian Western Red Cedar for the frame, with inserts of frosted exterior-grade plexiglass. As the project location is Ontario, Canada, all materials must be able to withstand seasonal climatic conditions – we are proud to provide 360 Yardware to fill the need and finish this custom gate beautifully!