DIY Garden Fence Gate

Let’s build a gate so we can get in to the garden compound… you know, the one that keeps all the deer out?

Updated Images from a new gate/door at the end of this post (29 June 2020)

This original garden gate was built at our last property. Since then we’ve moved to our homestead (not far from this garden). At the new place we’ve just recently built a chicken run under our lean-to on the prefab barn we had built. At the end of this post I’ve got a few pictures of the chicken run doors I built (could easily be used for a garden gate too). Hope this post is helpful for ya!

Now.. on to the gate so we can get in to the garden compound… you know, the one that keeps all the deer out?

DIY Wooden Garden Gate

Fast forward a few years:

Flagstone Path Backyard

You have to start somewhere and lucky for me I have a little flat ground perfect for putting it all together. Let’s take a look at a few pictures to help you get an idea of what we did to build this gate.

Initial Stages of a Garden Fence Build
Screw Bracing

Used fencing nails and welded wire.

Garden Gate Welded Wire Fencing Nails

Another layer to keep the welded wire in place (if there was any doubt). Heavier, sturdy.

Hiding the Fencing Nails

Flat service is coming in super handy right about now. Let’s draw these pieces closer together and secure everything with screws. Also: notice the chicken wire added to the bottom of the gate section. No bunnies allowed.

Prepping Garden Gate on Flat Surface

The more I’ve learned… the more I don’t use these. I like Timber Locks for almost everything now.

Large Screws for Gate

Big ties in the corners for stability.

Garden Gate (wood)

Cross brace for stability.

Cross Brace for Wooden Garden Gate
Garden Gate Layout

Luckily, I remembered to measure what size it needed to be. Phew….

Prepping Install of Garden Fence Gate

Man, I just love it when things work out.

Garden Gate Installed
Garden Gate Installed

It’s held up nicely over many years.

Okay… now on to the new chicken run door that could easily work for a garden gate too:

Treated 2X4 Lumber Garden Gate / Chicken Run Door with Hardware

Treated 2×4 and hardware (with nails)
Laying out the 2×4’s and hardware.
Cutting the hardware cloth (this hardware cloth is specifically for a chicken run (keeps out everything but the bugs).
Added the hardware cloth prior to the second layer of 2×4’s.
Attached the 2×4’s with construction screws.
Chicken run door added!

Is the hardware I used on this door necessary? Nope. On the next one I did for the other side of the run I didn’t use any and it’s just as sturdy! Lot’s of construction screws…

Hope this was helpful!

6 comments
  1. Love this!!! Thank you for sharing!!! What kind of wood did you use and is it 2×4 besides the posts? Thanks!

    1. Thank you! This is cedar – however, I’d use treated lumber you can purchase at Home Depot or Lowes. Yes, 2×4’s are a good size.

  2. This was very helpful but the best part was that I didn’t have to Wade through clickbait. Thanks for that!!

  3. Loved this fence though I can use these ideas to enclose a portion of my wrap around porch so my dogs can enjoy the porch as well.

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