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Merbau side gate and panel

Chaks_DIY
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Chaks_DIY
Chaks_DIY
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Jason
Jason
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Building a side gate can be an easy D.I.Y. project. This great looking gate was built for a quarter of the price quoted by a professional, saving money that could be used for landscaping.

 

 

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The project 

 

After getting a few quotes for a side gate and panel and getting the shock of our lives at the cost, my wife and I decided to D.I.Y. this job.  

 

I sketched my design and decided to go with a Merbau gate and fencing panel and Cyprus timber posts.

 

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We used an auger post hole digger, which reduced the labour, despite a few incorrectly placed holes.

 

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Happy with the final result – just some minor landscaping to tidy it up. We completed this project without too much difficulty and enjoyed the D.I.Y. opportunity. It ended up being less than a quarter of the price quoted.

 

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You can read more about project creator Rufaro in our member profile story Bringing designs to life.

 

Before and after

 

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More backyard projects

 

Side yards aren't easy to work with, but with new fencing, pavers, bench seats and fresh greenery, Rufaro was able to make this space both beautiful and functional.

 

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Rufaro shares more about his beautiful bench seat with in-built planter box in this discussion.

 

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Rufaro utilised the top of the stairway that leads to this side yard for a D.I.Y. breakfast bar.

 

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Find more inspiration from Rufaro's outdoor renovation, including a tiered deck and Merbau feature wall, in this Backyard makeover project.

 

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