Irrespective of how properly you construct a wood fence gate, all of them share a typical drawback over time — the tendency to sag over time.
A sagging gate doesn’t simply make your fence look previous and unattractive — it’s additionally a hazard for kids and pets.
Huge gates aren’t any exception, and presumably are extra vulnerable to sagging. For instance, this fence gate is 5 and a half toes large, and I’ve tried all the pieces through the years. I changed the hinges with bigger hinges. I put in the metal braces in every nook. Nonetheless, it didn’t work.
As an alternative of preventing gravity, prop the sagging gate up when it’s closed or open with a caster.
The caster is constructed from a easy two-by-four pressure-treated block. Right here’s tips on how to construct it:
Reduce a notch at the back of the two-by-four pressure-treated board to create a shoulder so it rests beneath the horizontal rail of the gate.
Then, reduce one other notch within the backside to carry the caster. Drill a gap via the notch for a protection bolt to undergo to safe the caster to the block.
Lastly, safe the caster block to the horizontal assist board with 4 two-inch lengthy galvanized screws.
Now when the gate is open or closed, the caster, not the hinges, utterly helps it.
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