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xx   FENCE

Photo shows two styles of good looking gates that are easy to make.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1972 (v.50#5) pg. F22 (154+)

Tip: Colorful pencil gate made from tapered 1x6 redwood boards and painted to look like pencils. Estimated cost: $32.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1980 (v.58#7) pg. 59

Six distinctive wooden gates.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1983 (v.61#6) pg. 44

Build a wooden gate, then decorate and paint to make it resemble a colonial flag. Est. cost: $33.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1985 (v.63#3) pg. 101, 150

Sturdy side-yard gate with an arched top is made from tongue-and-groove cedar or redwood and measures 36" wide by 72" high.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1986 (v.64#7) pg. 39

Stylish outdoor projects to build. (1) Arbor-gate combination with arched top (4x4x9-ft.). (2) Sunburst gate. (3) Side-yard screen (10-ft. tall) to conceal trash cans, etc. has a trellised top.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1992 (v.70#6) pg. 100

Complementary curves. Combine a grand arch and gently curved gate to create a praiseworthy passage (garden gate).
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP May 1999 (v.22#7) pg. 44

Covered entry gate. Copy of one designed in 1927 for a house on the California coast.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1987 (v.10#10) pg. 44

Down the garden path. Ideas for enchanting gates and fences.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1990 (v.13#8) pg. 44

Garden gateway is a 5-ft.-square structure with a decorative lath roof and narrow strips of lattice under the eaves.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1992 (v.15#11) pg. 33

Tune a gate. An introduction to quick and easy wooden gate repairs. Looks at hinges, latch, and posts.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1996 (v.19#9) pg. 62

Tip shows techniques that combine for the construction of a sag-free gate.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul-Aug 1997 (v.20#10) pg. 12

Illustration shows a device to support a swinging gate with a wheel and curved wooden track.
COUNTRYSIDE Apr 1978 (v.62#4) pg. 66

Make door and gate latches from wood.
COUNTRYSIDE Jun 1982 (v.66#6) pg. 48

How to build a gate. Consists of a 2x4 frame crisscrossed with wire.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jul 1985 (v.69#7) pg. 12

Build a gate that swings fully open in either direction. The "hinge" is a 2x4 which pivots inside a piece of plastic pipe.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1990 (v.74#6) pg. 27

Make low-cost gates from welded-rod cattle panels.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1995 (v.79#1) pg. 46

Colonial Williamsburg gates and fences. Dimensions and construction details shown for several styles of wooden picket fences and gates.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Aug 1984 (v.15#4) pg. 38

A magnetic reed switch and LEDs are used in a circuit to tell if a driveway gate is open or closed.
ELECTRONICS NOW Jul 1996 (v.67#7) pg. 12

Tip: How to put a roller caster on a fence gate that is dragging.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #201 Sep 1979 (v.29#7) pg. 54

How to build a no-sag gate.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #238 Apr 1983 (v.33#4) pg. 64

Using a cross brace or a cable and turnbuckle to fix a sagging gate.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #346 Mar 1994 (v.44#3) pg. 14

Two methods to correct a sagging gate. (1) Steel gate turnbuckle. (2) Diagonal board support.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #369 Jun 1996 (v.46#6) pg. 10

Tip shows how to make an easy-to-open lift gate with a wooden catch nailed to the gate post at ground level.
FINE GARDENING #22 Nov-Dec 1991 pg. 8

Teak arbor and gate. Plate joinery and two-part epoxy keep it together.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #49 Oct-Nov 1988 pg. 44

Wooden gate uses mitered corner blocks instead of the typical diagonal bracing.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #60 Apr-May 1990 pg. 28

An elegant Craftsman-style garden gate that goes well with arbors and trellises. Features a simple rail-and-stile joinery technique.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #100 Feb-Mar 1996 pg. 72

Garden gate made of white cedar. Jigs simplify construction of this elegant outdoor gateway which features decorative spindles and frame-and-panel construction.
FINE WOODWORKING #137 Jul-Aug 1999 pg. 68

Garden gate ideas.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug 1979 (v.23#8) pg. 30

Build a garden gate in an open picket design from warm-colored cedar with a copper pipe as a crosspiece.
GARDEN GATE #25 Feb 1999 pg. 20

Simple garden gate has a frame of 2x4s covered with narrow balusters on each side.
HOME MECHANIX #683 Mar 1985 (v.81) pg. 50

Fence with flair. "Welcome" gates feature a circular opening or a semi-circular opening with a trellis top. Combine them with a fence consisting of prefabricated lattice panels set in a decorative wooden frame.
HOME MECHANIX #688 Aug 1985 (v.81) pg. 33

Two great garden gates. (1) Rustic wire gate has framework made of tree limbs. (2) Formal double gate, designed to be set in a hedge, features a frame-and-panel style with a curved top rail.
HOME MECHANIX #709 May 1987 (v.83) pg. 50

Cannonball gate closer uses a concrete ball.
HOME MECHANIX #727 Nov 1988 (v.84) pg. 110

Refined rustics. Craft a covered backyard bench and a swinging gate from logs and branches.
HOME MECHANIX #773 Mar 1993 (v.89) pg. 44

Four great garden gates. (1) Twin archways embrace picket-style gates and form an overhead arbor. (2) Red cedar gate with an arbor crown. (3) Frame-and-panel Chippendale-style gate is hung between brick pillars. (4) Lattice-panel gate is flanked by wooden columns that feature lighted mailbox and house numbers.
HOME MECHANIX #784 Apr 1994 (v.90) pg. 68

Big ideas for a small yard. Landscaping projects include (1) cedar arbor and planters, (2) concrete block retaining wall and steps that are covered with limestone slabs, (3) wooden trellis backdrop for a limestone planter, and (4) red cedar privacy fencing and gate with a lattice top.
HOME MECHANIX #785 May 1994 (v.90) pg. 45

Making a grand entrance. How to build an arched gateway arbor.
HOME MECHANIX #805 May 1996 (v.92) pg. 46

How to construct a hanging gate. Emphasis is on reinforcement methods to avoid sagging.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #6 Summer 1977 (v.2#2) pg. 66

A hinge for a self-closing gate is made from steel bar and angle iron.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1980 (v.5#5) pg. 83

Tension brace for a gate consists of a length of threaded rod which can be adjusted from year-to-year to prevent gate from sagging.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1981 (v.6#1) pg. 7

See-through fence gate is a wooden frame lined with metal lathe.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #453 Feb 1966 (v.62) pg. 117

Garden gateways. Four decorative wooden gates.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #469 Jun 1967 (v.63) pg. 106

Inexpensive hinges for metal gates made from short pieces of pipe.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #473 Oct 1967 (v.63) pg. 40

Decorative garden gate made of 2x2 framework with an inset flower motif.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #483 Aug 1968 (v.64) pg. 110

How to install a garage door opener to open a large gate across your driveway.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #598 Mar 1978 (v.74) pg. 104

How to build your own metal gate from bedsteads and bed frames.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #51 May-Jun 1978 pg. 110

Three designs for fence stiles. A stile is a gate which allows people, but not livestock, to pass through, or a ladder or steps which allow people to easily climb over a fence, thus eliminating the need for a gate.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #67 Jan-Feb 1981 pg. 43

Make gate frames from tree branches.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #69 May-Jun 1981 pg. 82

Designs for Victorian fences and gates.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1977 (v.5#3) pg. 31

Tip: Hidden gate on a 3-plank fence consists of a way to slide open one section of the fence.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1981 (v.9#12) pg. 282

How to build no-sag gates.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul 1983 (v.11#6) pg. 125

Details on five fence-and-gate designs that are appropriate for post-Victorian houses.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1986 (v.14#2) pg. 78

Design and build a custom picket fence. Features both hinged and lift-out gates.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1988 (v.35#10) pg. 51

Two clever gate ideas. (1) A self-closing gate (without springs), (2) "Texas" gate made by sinking hollow core concrete blocks in the ground. Keeps cattle in or deer out.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1966 (v.126#1) pg. 146

How to construct, reinforce, and hang a gate in a picket fence.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1980 (v.153#3) pg. 176

5 yard structures to improve your landscape. (1) Walkway and overhead trellis. (2) Cedar screen. (3) Lattice fence. (4) Arched trellis. (5) Arched-top gate.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1981 (v.156#2) pg. 88

Build this board-and-lattice fence with fanciful moon gate. Consists of three styles of fences: (1) 4-ft. lattice fence with moon gate. (2) 6-ft. board-and-lattice fence. (3) 6-ft. privacy fence made from 1x6 boards.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1987 (v.164#6) pg. 98

Garden gateway. Build an elegant redwood structure that's really four projects in one (trellis, gate, fence, bench).
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1998 (v.175#7) pg. 92

Short cut to building better-hanging, well-mated double gates. Build one gate and saw it in half.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1966 (v.189#3) pg. 154

Three decorative garden gates for walled gardens.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1969 (v.195#3) pg. 168

Wrought-iron railing can be used for fencing. Sketch shows how to make a no-weld gate.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1970 (v.197#4) pg. 122

A decorative gate and simple fence can convert a corner of your yard into a protected garden area.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1972 (v.200#4) pg. 111

Two styles of steel gates dramatize (and secure) your entry or courtyard. (1) Gate constructed of industrial grating has a sharp horizontal and vertical pattern. (2) Seahorse shape set against a background of seaweed and wave patterns. Both gates require simple welding.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1976 (v.208#3) pg. 112

A rope assembly allows a large driveway gate to be fully opened or closed from behind the wheel of your car, without the need for motors.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1977 (v.210#5) pg. 160

Frame for a gate is made from PVC plastic pipe.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1981 (v.218#4) pg. 136

Garden architecture. Simply graceful yard structures you can build. (1) Arched gateway. (2) Arbor or trellis.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER May-Jun 1987 (v.2#5) pg. 38

Facelifts for the old homefront. Decorative fences, gates and porch railings.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Spring 1980 pg. 90

Photo shows how to use an automatic garage door opener to open a large gate across a driveway.
SUNSET Jul 1977 (v.159#1) pg. 94

Tall entry gate with a curved top has a massive frame that sandwiches a vent-screen core.
SUNSET Aug 1978 (v.161#2) pg. 97

Photo shows a combination swinging gate and planter. When gate is closed it appears to be a fixed wall.
SUNSET Sep 1979 (v.163#3) pg. 106

A simple sliding gate built to go across a driveway is 3 ft. high and 18 ft. long. Frame is 2x4's spaced 30" apart. Wire mesh is stapled to frame. 2-inch rubber wheels are mounted on bottom of frame for support and easy mobility.
SUNSET Mar 1981 (v.166#3) pg. 120

Fool-the-eye driveway gate looks like the rest of a board fence but opens like a garage door.
SUNSET Apr 1981 (v.166#4) pg. 134

Redwood "wiggle board" is used to decorate an entry gate.
SUNSET Feb 1983 (v.170#2) pg. 114

Indestructible gate is made from 1" PVC pipe. U-bolts are used as hinges.
SUNSET May 1983 (v.170#5) pg. 149

Designs for 6 sturdy garden gates are shown.
SUNSET Jun 1984 (v.172#6) pg. 140

Tips on making a sculptured entry gate from tubular steel, covered with plywood, and faced with redwood scraps in varying sizes.
SUNSET May 1985 (v.174#5) pg. 160

How to build a spring-loaded gate that swings uphill.
SUNSET Jul 1985 (v.175#1) pg. 127

Barrier gate for country property road is hewn from logs with a chain saw.
SUNSET Jun 1986 (v.176#6) pg. 118

Tip: Standard hydraulic door opener, mounted on a garden gate, is made more secure by installing a bolt closure.
SUNSET Jul 1986 (v.177#1) pg. 127

Tip: Self-closing gate rolls up a slightly inclined track and then back down with enough force to engage a self-closing latch.
SUNSET Apr 1989 (v.182#4) pg. 120

Tip shows an idea for metal-weaving to face both sides of a plywood garden gate.
SUNSET Jun 1996 (v.196#6) pg. 95

How to square up a droopy gate using a steel cable and turnbuckle.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #813 Mar 1997 (v.93) pg. 28
Added Info TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #816 Jun 1997 (v.93) pg. 13

Victorian-inspired wooden gate features an eyebrow top, fluted posts, dentil molding and turned wood finials.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #824 Apr 1998 (v.94) pg. 50

Grand entrance. Build an inviting approach to your backyard with this arbored garden gate.
WOOD MAGAZINE #142 Jun-Jul 2002 (v.19#4) pg. 58

Two wooden gate designs that feature robust woodwork.
WOODWORKER #1061 Apr 1982 (v.86) pg. 244

The correct way to brace doors and gates to keep them from sagging.
WOODWORKER #1077 Aug 1983 (v.87) pg. 498

Advice on repairing very old oak gates and making new oak gates.
WOODWORKER Jan 1990 (v.94#1) pg. 1317

Classic Georgian-styled garden gate based on a design used in colonial Virginia. Two-part gate has solid bottom panels and square spindles from the midpoint to the curving top rail.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1997 (v.21#2) pg. 66

Nine styles of decorative garden gates you can build.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1976 (v.32#3) pg. 28

Pioneer style gate latch is made from wood.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1981 (v.37#2) pg. 59

A sliding wooden latch for your fence gate.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1987 (v.43#4) pg. 53

Build a fence for security, one that creates privacy in the yard while keeping out intruders. Designs for three styles furnished. (1) Stockade board-on-board security fence 7-ft tall with cap rail and square capitals on the top of posts. (2) Post-and-rail security fence with gate that has Craftsman style design elements. (3) Dog-eared board-on-board security fence. Includes advice on building and hanging a gate.
WORKBENCH Apr-May 1996 (v.52#2) pg. 30

How to fix a sag in a picket fence gate by installing a diagonal brace.
WORKBENCH Apr 1997 (v.53#2) pg. 10