Gate Crafters cedar driveway gates each come with a heavy duty
welded steel frame that is fully concealed except for the barrel hinges. The cedar
used on the gates is clear old growth western red cedar (no-knots). They are natural
(no finish) and kiln dried. Cedar is one of the best woods for outdoor use and can
be used "as delivered" outdoors. After some weathering cedar turns a light grey
color. You could also preserve the natural color by reapplying a UV wood sealer
regularly. Others also choose to go with a traditional North Eastern look by painting
the gate white.
The wood is attached to the internal steel frame using PL premium
waterproof construction adhesive. The internal frame has all welded joints, 11 gauge
steel, and a 1"x 2" frame. The gates are made of the highest quality steel, welding
and wood by two companies that specialize in each.
All Gate Crafters cedar driveway gates come with ball bearing hinges!
Each of our quality cedar gates are approximately 4" thick.
The dimensions for the gates on the pages below are for the actual structures. Most
people leave at least 1 inch of clearance between the gates and the hinges. Even
though the hinges are adjustable, it's typical to leave about 2"-4" between the
outside edges of the gates and the inside faces of the posts which the gates are
attaching to. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production.
The Gate Crafters cedar driveway gates are manufactured by New
England Woodworks. View videos and slideshows of finished cedar gates on YouTube.com.