You may recall an older post entitled - 'Gated Entrance Progress'. We have since sold that property and are currently working on a different parcel. My oh-so-clever husband has a love for Pole Gates and has built another one for this new property.
Each one of his gates is a bit different from the last. He keeps improving on his original design. This is not your average DIY, as it involves heavy equipment and metal work experience.
Luck was on our side when we found and purchased these massive cedar utility poles. They were originally used on an ocean dock for large ships.
The larger poles will become the gate posts and the smaller ones will be the swinging arms.
The poles are sanded to give them a more uniform look.
The metal arches were built first by bending iron pipe into a radius that worked well in size and proportion to the poles. Straight runs of pipe were welded on to complete the arc. A pipe within a pipe is used to create the hinge mechanism for the gate.
The arch is then attached to the gate post. Measurements are taken every step of the way to insure that everything fits properly.