Oak garden gate
September 19, 2011
Someone had these oak boards for over 10 years nicely stacked in their barn – an oak tree from their own garden. They asked me if I could work with this “very hard” wood to make a garden gate for them. Nice! I can’t wait. The boards have this beautiful natural curve
See how much of a curve can go through the thicknesser: not bad at all!
With my new jigsaw I followed the natural curve…
and finished the outside curve with the beltsander. I used that curve as a template for the router, to make a copy of the curve on the next board so that they fit tidily
And cut out the shape that I had in mind
The back, using coachbolts to put the braces on
I treated it against rot and fungi then put Owatrol oil on – a lot!
Now I have to wait until the farmer ‘digs up’ suitable hinges for it, so we can put it up in the garden where the tree once was. I will add more photos later, one day.