This double wooden gate was split into 1/3 – 2/3 to create an enclosed courtyard in the carport area. There were children at the property, so stoutness of the gate hardware as well as security were of utmost importance. The home is a Craftsman style, and the gates were built to complement that.
The hardware chosen was made of solid bronze to coordinate with the Craftsman appearance. Quick-links to the hardware below.
Hinges were High Load Heavy Duty Hinges that support quite a bit of weight. The gate latch was a contemporary lever latch with a rustic finish, so it worked well with the Craftsman
Coastal Bronze heavy duty bronze door hinges 30-405
For security, the client added a bronze flip latch on the interior of the double gate. When flipped closed, the latch can be locked with a padlock.
Because it is a double gate, the fixed gate requires a cane bolt. The cane bolt holds the inactive gate in place and provide stability for the swinging gate to latch onto. The bolt can be used as a hold-open for when the gates are open. In this case, they used two cane bolts to hold both gates closed and open.
Coastal Bronze 80-100 Cane Bolt for Double Gates
One neat feature of this bronze cane bolt is the nub built into the bolt. This allows you to lift the bolt, turn the lever, and have the nub hold the cane bolt in the ‘up’ position.
Photos by Victor Robinson Design