23 May 2011
Back Gate: Slats
Whew. We made it this far this weekend on the back entry gate project. After finishing the initial frame, we installed the slats on the frame, requiring much measuring, precision, and leveling. Breath in, breath out...
For this entire project, like all of the other fencing in the garden, we've chosen "rough" cedar. Cedar is naturally resistant to most pests, including termites, and looks lovely fresh and full of color and aged and gray. That process of hand-making things and loving them as they age is very wabi-sabi, wouldn't you agree Ms. Holt? I love the cedar in its young fresh reds and oranges, but equally enjoy the mellowness of its aging grays.
The posts are simple and easy to obtain 4x4s, the header is a slightly larger 4x6 and the slats are 1x4s.
Next steps will be to finish the gate, and then on to the pergola. I can't wait!