Building an easy garden gate or a handy side gate
A gate can make a stylish statement that says a lot about a homeowner. There are free gate plans that complement any home style and are easily customized to fit your entry or driveway. Choose a picket fence, oriental style, stockade or double gate to accent your home.
Whether adding a childproof gate or a decorative gate topper, there are gate plans that are strong, durable and easily constructed in a weekend. Materials, plans and tool requirements are simple and make this a great project for a novice woodworker.
Choose a style for safety or eye-appeal from the many free gate plans that are available. Use treated lumber and exterior stains and finishes to keep your gate and fence looking fresh and new for years. Use galvanized or stainless fasteners and latches to keep rust stains from marring the wood finish.