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D.I.Y. fence gate

Having an Impact
Having an Impact


Fence palings and decking timber used to make a side gate for less than $100.



The project


I made this 1.8m high x 900mm wide garden gate to match my 1.8 m high fence. It gives me access to a reserve at the back of my property. It was very cost effective. I was quoted $550 - $650 for someone to make a similar gate. I bought all my materials from Bunnings Botany (always great staff in the the timber yard) for a total cost of approximately $80. 




Step 1


Buy six fence palings 150 x 19 x 1800mm.


Step 2


Cut decking timber to borders at 45 degree angles.


Step 3


Screw the decking timber border to palings.


Step 4


Attach brackets and hang on fence.


Step 5


Garden gate hung on fenceline.


Garden Gate.jpg


The lock mechanism attached to the gate.


Garden gate 2.jpg


Tools and materials


Materials used in the project:



Tools used in the project:



Home Improvement Guru

Good Morning @Oreoprojects 

Thats a nice looking gate, and would be so nice to access the reserve! Thats a nice idea!

 With the hinges, are they screwed to a fence pailing or to a post? 


Mmmm looking at your photo maybe they are screwed through to the rail?



Having an Impact

Hi. Dave


Behind the paling is indeed a fence post. This gives it the stability.



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