Gate IdeasPosted: October 7, 2012
As this weekend turned into putting up a gate to blockade our Master Escape Artist, see here. Greg & I began to look into what type of gate we’d want to put up.
This is what Greg was originally thinking we’d do:
Then I showed him some inspiration I had found:
Needless to say it didn’t take any convincing to change his mind. So I sketched out our idea, got his approval and went to make our BOM [Bill of Materials = engineering shopping list].
And since our backyard used to contain a pool [thankfully the previous home owners removed it] our house came with the pile of used pool fencing. FREE! <– My favorite price.
Sweet Right!? Well whomever built this fence did so with nails.. yuck.. Prying off boards without splitting them became a pain within the first 10 minutes. So I went back to the drawing board, and convinced/begged Greg that we should be open to considering new lumber depending on the cost.
With our BOM and my sketch in hand we set off to every homeowners favorite place, – the big orange box-.
Here is our before image,
Here are our 2 options I sketched up. What do you think?
Anyone else have to run to the -big orange box- or the alternative – big blue- this weekend?