THE GARDEN GATE

Last winter I was dreaming of garden gates…like this one...

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 or this one...

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 or even this one.

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I just wanted something simple to show the garden entrance. Like a painted front door that says Welcome, come in here.

 One day last week Mr. Denim decided to get right on it {his exact words}…

but we had a slight design dilemma in that the current gate posts were too short for a high trellis over the gate.

Remodeling is always more frustrating than building new.  And we didn’t want to remove the current posts.

 That’s called work.

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 So he decided to place longer cedar 2 x 4s alongside the current shorter posts to make them higher for the future trellis. And he added another 4 x 4 inside on the top of the current posts.

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 Once the vines grow around it you won’t even notice that it’s faked, right? Right!

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Finished but not totally finished.

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 Some stain...

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and it looks like a pretty good fool-your-eye fake.

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 {Ahem…looks like someone needs to mow the lawn}…but the gate is looking good...

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We’re not quite done…need to add some slats…{dohickys I call ‘em}... across the top…

and for depth perhaps two more posts outside of the garden fence for future lattice.

The posts may not come ’til next summer. That’s called work.

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The hops vines are growing like weeds.

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 exactly what I’ve been waiting for...

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...better get Mr. Denim out there soon to put on some dohickys before the vines overtake it.

Ya think he’ll get right on it before winter comes?!?