On the side of the house where the yard is narrow, you can mark the change from front yard to backyard with this graceful gate. Or put it on a path to signal the entrance to a new part of the garden. The double-door gate has a scooped top edge and hangs from square posts that support an overhead arbor.Instructions:
1. Set the posts 4 feet apart, with the bottoms below frost line and anchored in concrete. Make sure they are plumb, that is, straight up and down in all directions. Use a level to check.
4. Hang the gates with the bottom rail six inches above the ground.
5. Cut the beveled ends on the double 2 x 6s that span the posts. Cut 10-inch lengths of 2x4, bevel the ends, notch the bottom edge to fit over the 2 x 6s.
6. Toenail the 2 x 6s on top of the cap blocks.
7. Paint the finished gate and arbor.