Old farmhouse gate
March 18, 2013
This intriguing skeleton of a gate always cached my eyes, every time I passed it, that started 6 years ago from when I came to live in the area, I am honoured that they asked me to build a new one.
Using air dried Douglas fir
I could have bought broom sticks?! Or not; the moister content would be so different, the wood would definitely split and crack. Nothing else to do then turn the douglas fir myself.
What I really like about this gate is that it’s not symmetrical, it’s like a pattern it could go on and on. But it doesn’t and this piece does have a start and an end point and it makes sense the tension is right and alive because of that.