I had saved a section of railing & spindles from the remodel work we did on my entrance deck last year.
It looked to me like it could be made into a gate.
Once I mentioned it to Dad, it was going to get done during this visit.
Ev was feeling very worn out today, so while she napped, Dad and I got busy on the project.
He was the supervisor and I was the worker.
Dad can do more than you would think these days, and he's no slouch on carpenter work of course.
So, Dad guided me as I cut down the section of railing & spindles to the correct size.
We added the end rails, and the hinges and the top rail & the turnbuckle closer.
Then we admired our work.
|Deck gate project is done.|
|It looks like it has always been there from when the Petersen's built this deck.|
|Dad had to get down on the ground to be sure it looked like the gate lined up on the existing deck rails.|
|I just need to touch up the stain and it will look like it's always been there.|
Not that I really needed a gate on the front deck,
but as long as most of the work was already done, why not.
If I hang a little sign on the gate "No Vacancy", maybe M R Bear will stay out?
whenever I get a chance to do a project with Dad,
I learn a lot about woodworking,
not to mention,
it's really fun.
Life is good.