Author Topic: Replacing a rotten gate, what wood should I use  (Read 767 times)

Gattopardo

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Replacing a rotten gate, what wood should I use
« on: July 26, 2020, 11:15:13 am »
The rear gate at the GF house is held together by just the paint in many places.

Was wondering what wood to use to built the gate. Was thinking about using decking wood, as it is guaranteed for 10 years! or the cheaper decking for five years so that means that it should last a while painted.

Will ad a picture shortly.

Re: Replacing a rotten gate, what wood should I use
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2020, 09:14:20 am »
I have used decking wood for a gate. It did a year before I sold the place and I am sure it will do another nine!  I wouldn't paint pressure treated (tanalised)timber as I prefer just to spray another coat of preservative on. It lets the wood 'breathe'.
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Re: Replacing a rotten gate, what wood should I use
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2020, 06:29:19 pm »
Tree wood.

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Gattopardo

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Re: Replacing a rotten gate, what wood should I use
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2020, 02:46:43 pm »
The replacement gate needs to be painted green, because the current gate is Green.  Was going to do it today, but can't be bothered too hot.

Re: Replacing a rotten gate, what wood should I use
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2020, 03:41:54 pm »
The replacement gate needs to be painted green, because the current gate is Green.  Was going to do it today, but can't be bothered too hot.

Tomorrow will be hotter.
Sic transit and all that..

Gattopardo

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Re: Replacing a rotten gate, what wood should I use
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2020, 08:17:02 pm »
The replacement gate needs to be painted green, because the current gate is Green.  Was going to do it today, but can't be bothered too hot.

Tomorrow will be hotter.

Well it is not getting done as I can't be arsed, especially after the 'discussions' I've been told today.

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Re: Replacing a rotten gate, what wood should I use
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2020, 06:18:50 pm »
Just seal the top end grain.
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Re: Replacing a rotten gate, what wood should I use
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2020, 04:23:18 pm »
I fitted a gate 12 years ago that is still almost as good as new. It is only pine, but I gave it several coats of a good preserver and paid special attention to the end grain, as recommended above.
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