When last we left, all that was left to do was the gates. Gate 1 had been framed on Day 4, but not hung or had boards attached.
We used those gate kits you can buy that claim to not allow the gates to sag. This is the second time I've used them; this kit was easier to put in but doesn't seem nearly as sturdy. While they seem to work fine, they're not that simple to put together when you're working on a 69" wide gate. Final assembly required me rolling around on the ground for a while, screwing in big, heavy, hard to drive screws at awkward angles.
|Trying to line up the parts.|
|Tiny L brackets in the corners with this kit|
|Darn near perfect|
|Slightly off, but good enough for me|
Once the two frames were up, then the boards got hung...
|A cane bolt driven into my cement-like ground|
|The view from the alley|
|The view from the house|