Get the deck gate that fits exactly! You pick the size and spacing between slats. All are built in no-knot SELECT clear cedar.
Installs with strap hinges. Much lighter than pressure-treated pine. Each gate is 2 1/8" deep from front to back.
We use deep dado joints in the hand and footrail for strong slats. Looks the same on both sides. Available in two-panel configurations for wider openings.
Ships 10 days after ordering. Since 2003, we've shipped thousands of gates. A+ rated by Better Business Bureau.
We are a certified Maryland manufacturer serving all 50 states and Canada. 100% USA made.
If you created your design online previously, enter its 12-digit number in the entry box, and we'll fetch it for you!
Deck gates must hinge to a 4x4 post. You must be about to mount the base of a strap hinge to the post. You can NOT use butt hinges (two plates that touch when the gate is closed). Strap hinges prevent gate sag, and distribute the load across the handrail.
Get a big enough hinge. Buy strap hinges where there are at least 3 screws going into the handrail, and where the strap hinge spans at least 1/5th the width of the handrail (generally, an 8", 10" or 12" strap hinge).
Warning! Do not have gate swing over steps. If used at top of stairs, gate should swing into the upper landing, only.
Want it to close by itself? Buy a gate spring for around $3 and affix it to the bottom of your gate. One end attaches to the post (under the gate) and the other attaches several inches out from the post on the bottom of the gate, somewhat stretched. After the gate is opened, the stretched spring will pull the gate shut. You can put a door stop (a strip of 1x1 lumber) on the other post, mounted vertically, to give the gate something to thump into!
We use UPS GROUND. You have up to 36 hours to make any change to your design.
No AIR shipments. We can't ship to PO Box addresses. A signature will be required for delivery addresses NOT matching the billing address. If weather is extreme (hot, wet or icy), we may require signature so that the box is not left outside.
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