Old farmhouse gate

March 18, 2013

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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.

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Using air dried Douglas fir

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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.

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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.

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2 Responses to “Old farmhouse gate”

  1. fpmlegrand Says:

    Het zal wel een bezienswaardigheid voor het dorp worden..!!
    Een prachtig PR-uithangbord voor je vakmanschap.
    Met degelijk nieuw (roestvrijstaal.??) hang- en sluitwerk.
    Heeft de eigenaar de poort zelf gehangen..?
    Afijn, we zien hem het volgende jaar wel.
    Groetjes FdG.

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  2. Ik heb hem gehangen, en de eigenaar was erbij

    Like


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