I am soon going to be building two 3' wide cedar fence gates, and two 4'
wide fence gates. Being a woodworker, I want to do it "right", and not just
use 2 rails, some fence baords, and a wire or cross brace to hold it square.
I want to have a nice beefy bottom stile, beefy upper stile, and some beefy
cedar rails. A "door", if you will, versus a "gate". Is there a website
that discusses the basics of constructing such a gate? I assume Mortise and
Tenon joinery, but should I use pegs? How many? Should I use glue, or a
different type of adhesive? Should I glue just the center of the tenon, to
allow for the movement of the wood? Any pointers, advice, or web links
would be greatly appreciated!
Here is what I'm thinking about (not this exact design, but along these
As opposed to this: