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10 Easy Pieces: Wooden Garden Gates

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10 Easy Pieces: Wooden Garden Gates

January 29, 2018

Wooden garden gates provide privacy and protection, keeping precious cargo in and unwanted visitors out. Curb appeal is serious business for wooden gates; they also offer ornamentation and allure (see Get the Look: The English Garden Gate 10 Ways).

Depending on the architectural style of your fence and facade, you may want a picket gate, a lattice gate, a slat gate, or a gate with custom features (such as a peephole placed at your dog’s eye level).  Here are 10 choices that will add instant curb appeal to a fence—hardware and post-setting not included.

Wooden Picket Gates

Based in Sebastapol, California Prowell Woodworks offers a variety of high-quality, attractive wooden garden gates made to order within a range of specifications. An open picket style, Garden Gate No. 40 constructed of western red cedar is available in widths up to 60 inches, thicknesses up to \2.\25 inches, and heights up to 7 feet. Base prices for Prowell gates range from \$\1,\250 to \$\2,050, depending on size and style.
Above: Based in Sebastapol, California Prowell Woodworks offers a variety of high-quality, attractive wooden garden gates made to order within a range of specifications. An open picket style, Garden Gate No. 40 constructed of western red cedar is available in widths up to 60 inches, thicknesses up to 2.25 inches, and heights up to 7 feet. Base prices for Prowell gates range from $1,250 to $2,050, depending on size and style.
A Pine Wood Picket Gate with either a straight or rounded arch top is available in three off-the-shelf sizes for from £49.99 to £79.99 from Maxwell&#8\2\17;s.
Above: A Pine Wood Picket Gate with either a straight or rounded arch top is available in three off-the-shelf sizes for from £49.99 to £79.99 from Maxwell’s.
Made in Britain of kiln-dried softwood pressure treated for durability, a traditional Cottage Wooden Side Gate is available from stock in three widths (from 36 to 48 inches). For more information and pricing, see Charltons Timber Store.
Above: Made in Britain of kiln-dried softwood pressure treated for durability, a traditional Cottage Wooden Side Gate is available from stock in three widths (from 36 to 48 inches). For more information and pricing, see Charltons Timber Store.

Wooden Lattice Gates

Made of kiln-dried western red cedar Trellis Garden Gates are available in \1\2 off-the-shelf sizes, with heights ranging from 4\1 to 7\2 inches and widths from 36 to 5\1 inches. Prices are from \$455 to \$65\1 depending on size from BrattleWorks.
Above: Made of kiln-dried western red cedar Trellis Garden Gates are available in 12 off-the-shelf sizes, with heights ranging from 41 to 72 inches and widths from 36 to 51 inches. Prices are from $455 to $651 depending on size from BrattleWorks.
With a tighter weave, a lattice gate offers privacy. Also from BrattleWorks, a Privacy Lattice Garden Gate available in \1\2 sizes (as described above) is from \$454 to \$65\2 depending on size.
Above: With a tighter weave, a lattice gate offers privacy. Also from BrattleWorks, a Privacy Lattice Garden Gate available in 12 sizes (as described above) is from $454 to $652 depending on size.
With a convex trellis and slatted lower body planed to create a ribbed effect, a kiln-dried Reinas Gate is available in a range of sizes at prices from £50 to £58.\2\1 from Pennine Fencing.
Above: With a convex trellis and slatted lower body planed to create a ribbed effect, a kiln-dried Reinas Gate is available in a range of sizes at prices from £50 to £58.21 from Pennine Fencing.

Wooden Slat Gates

From Prowell Woodworks, a horizontal-slat Privacy Gate No. \108 made of western red cedar is available in a number of widths, heights, and thicknesses. Base prices for Prowell gates range from \$\1,\250 to \$\2,050, depending on size.
Above: From Prowell Woodworks, a horizontal-slat Privacy Gate No. 108 made of western red cedar is available in a number of widths, heights, and thicknesses. Base prices for Prowell gates range from $1,250 to $2,050, depending on size.

Prowell’s gates are shipped unfinished, unless otherwise stipulated, and include their preferred bronze heavy-duty, extruded ball-bearing 4-inch butt hinges. Shipping is available across the US.

Oregon-based Joinery Hill also manufactures a horizontal-slat style privacy gate, with 5-inch-wide rails and stiles. A 54-inch-high Modern Garden Gate from the Cooper collection measures 36 inches wide and is \$670 on Etsy. For custom sizes and other styles, see Joinery Hill.
Above: Oregon-based Joinery Hill also manufactures a horizontal-slat style privacy gate, with 5-inch-wide rails and stiles. A 54-inch-high Modern Garden Gate from the Cooper collection measures 36 inches wide and is $670 on Etsy. For custom sizes and other styles, see Joinery Hill.
A 6-foot-high arched Cedar Privacy Fence Gate is \$\25\2.35 from Home Depot.
Above: A 6-foot-high arched Cedar Privacy Fence Gate is $252.35 from Home Depot.
From Oregon-based Pacific Gate Works, a Spanish-style Sherwood Gate is available in a range of sizes and in three styles (as a single swing gate, a driveway gate, or a double swing walk-through gate). Single swing gates may be ordered with one with three arch profiles: Flattop (as shown), Archtop and Reverse Archtop. Prices start at \$900.
Above: From Oregon-based Pacific Gate Works, a Spanish-style Sherwood Gate is available in a range of sizes and in three styles (as a single swing gate, a driveway gate, or a double swing walk-through gate). Single swing gates may be ordered with one with three arch profiles: Flattop (as shown), Archtop and Reverse Archtop. Prices start at $900.

Wooden Dog Gates

Massachusetts-based BrattleWorks builds wooden Custom Garden Gates to your specifications. Shown here is a custom gate with a lattice insert at pet height to give a dog a view. For more information and prices, see BrattleWorks.
Above: Massachusetts-based BrattleWorks builds wooden Custom Garden Gates to your specifications. Shown here is a custom gate with a lattice insert at pet height to give a dog a view. For more information and prices, see BrattleWorks.

N.B.: Before you start a garden design project, see our Hardscape 101 guides for design help. We’ve got tips on:

Finally, learn how to successfully design a fence for any landscape or garden project with our Hardscaping 101: Fences & Gates guide.

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