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Oak Driveway Gates

Asymmetric curved oak driveway gates

Here’s a recently completed pair of oak driveway gates made for a client that we met at the Stock Gaylard Oak Fair back in the summer. They feature curved rails and braces with asymmetric opening.

The gates are made from air dried oak to minimise movement as the timbers acclimatise and weather. All structural joints are mortice and tennon with oak draw dowels. The hinges and latches were forged at the Dorset Forge specifically to fit the curve of the rails. The gates have a sanded finish and have been treated to an undercoat and two top coats of OSMO UV Protection Oil.



Asymmetric curved oak driveway gatesAsymmetric curved oak driveway gates


Oak Driveway Gates

Design for asymmetric, curved top, oak driveway gates.

This design for Oak Driveway Gates has just been accepted by the client, we’re rather excited about making these we is..! Going to be made in seasoned oak over the coming weeks.

The client is keen to direct visitors up the left side of the drive hence the asymmetric design. The curved top rail, centre rail and bracings add to the balance in the asymmetry and should be fun to make!

Design for asymmetric, curved top, oak driveway gates.

Design for asymmetric, curved top, oak driveway gates.

Sweet Chestnut Gazebo with Cedar Deck

Over a pond too…


Emmma’s fences and gates, all hurdled up…

Chestnut and hazel fence

…well nearly. Two more panels and some finishing touches to go. And some planting of plants!

Hazel Rose Obelisk


A client wanted an obelisk for his wife’s favourite rambling rose so I got to make this…

Swimming Pool Borders


I was down gardening in Studland yesterday and couldn’t resist taking some photos of the swimming pool borders that I designed and planted a couple of years ago and last year – they’re establishing nicely. I should be back there next week and so will take some better photographs with a decent camera to do them justice.


Driveway gate designs

From the front with curvey crossings



Oak Rose Arch

Green oak rose arch


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