Build a Driveway Fence Gate Latch

Nov 27th

Fence gate latch – Anyone can build a driveway gate for a fence. All it takes is a plan, materials, and time. Most stores that sell treated wood for a driveway gate also sell plans. After these plans are simple and the wood shop will be happy to sell you all the materials you need. But there are some things that you need to recognize the process to build a driveway gate before you start.


Select a design of your fence gate latch. Simple straight across slat plans are the simplest. The more curves and patterns in your plan, the more time it takes to build and the more chances that you can make a mistake.  Measure the opening of your driveway gate carefully. Cut timber driveway gate first. Do not try to cut as you go. This will lead to uneven pieces. Measure all the bits in the frame, the slats and the guides carefully before cutting. Construct frame driveway port.

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Insert the driveway gate slats. These are thin, flat pieces of wood that make up the face of the driveway gate. Shoot them one by one into the groove cut into the frame. Add support. Many large driveway gates have transoms to add strength.  Ask a friend to help you keep up the driveway gate. This is incredibly difficult to do yourself. The top of the fence gate latch should be even with the top of the fence. Add a latch and a lock. Do this only after the door is hung.

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