Help on garden gate design

MrNorthDecember 28, 2004

Hiya again...

I have been thinking about various ways of designing the gate which will be the entrance to my backyeard... and the first thing people will see is the pond. So, I want to give the peope a "hint" that they are entering something which has a japanese inspiration. ANd I also want this to affect the gate itself. So, I have in paint created a rough sketch on what I planned to build. I definetly want it with a door, so the moon gates are out of the question...

Please check this image

http://www.odla.nu/album/data/mrnorth/full_1431_p21760.jpg

And make any suggestions and alterations you desire to (in your opinion) make it more like it would belong to a japanese garden. I have thought about making the walls with bamboo, but since the house and all its walls are "western style" it would be too much of a distraction.

And both the walls and the gate has a tiled roof which allow water to flow away.

I would be happy if you perhaps also can provide links to pages with pictures of similar garden gates...

thanks

Henrik

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MrNorth

HI again... After spending about 1 more hour googling... I actually managed to find a rather useful link

http://www.woodsshop.com/kits1/kits1.htm

it includes some useful designs... And Im pretty´sure I can manage to build some of the simpler roof designs myself ;) Im a shitty carpenter, but I think I can manage this hehe

thanks!

Henrik

    Bookmark   December 28, 2004 at 6:00PM
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coachsmyth(4 Canada NWBC)

Henrik- I went through the same dilemma
Herb and others helped me out tremendously- you might want to check over on the gallery page for my original thread and see what happened

Steve

Here is a link that might be useful: garden web discussion

    Bookmark   December 28, 2004 at 7:07PM
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