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Location: Nara, Japan. Zone 8-ish
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Just put up most of a fence and now have to build gates. I'm curious what everyone's gates look like.

We have heavy deer, wild boar and monkey pressure. For now we are happy to just keep out the deer and boar, but would like to at least use a latch that the monkeys won't figure out. We will add electric fencing for the monkeys later.

What does your gate look like?

What do you like about it?

What would you change?

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One gate will go here
One gate will go here
 
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Location: France, Burgundy, parc naturel Morvan
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Get a pet gorilla, that will scare them off!
On a serious note though, you've got monkeys to keep out? Good grief and i'm moaning about an obnoxious badger. Permies does put things in perspective indeed.
Maybe they're afraid of guard dogs? Maybe grow veggies in polytunnels , underground green houses for your fruit trees. Netting over your whole plot.
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My gates are tube gates, in in places where I need to stop drafts, or contain baby lambs, I put cheap roofing steel sideways on the tube gates, and use self-tapping screws to adhere the steel. It is cheap, and I can put such things as latches and holders.

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Our barn with gates across the front
Our barn with gates across the front
 
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Our gates/doors to date
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Bedroom door solid chestnut made by Roy - perfect!
Bedroom door solid chestnut made by Roy - perfect!
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Bodega style door to courtyard - love the style, teak
Bodega style door to courtyard - love the style, teak
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Gate to dog pen, pallets. Could be more robust
Gate to dog pen, pallets. Could be more robust
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Gate to neighbours field to stop him tearing our feet ce down. Could be electrified...
Gate to neighbours field to stop him tearing our feet ce down. Could be electrified...
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Door to polytunnel. Could be less warpy but does the job
Door to polytunnel. Could be less warpy but does the job
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Low gates to orchard field, pallets, love them.
Low gates to orchard field, pallets, love them.
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High gates to polytunnel field. Bit heavy on the hinges but love them. Pallets and scrap wood. Would use square posts next time.
High gates to polytunnel field. Bit heavy on the hinges but love them. Pallets and scrap wood. Would use square posts next time.
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Inherited gates, love them but nightmare to clean and paint every 3 years.
Inherited gates, love them but nightmare to clean and paint every 3 years.
 
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Location: St. George, UT. Zone 8a Dry/arid. 8" of rain in a good year.
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Of course my gates serve the purpose of closing areas off, but really, they're just kind of for fun.  Considering I'm only on a third of an acre total, and most of the gates are in the back yard which is probably 1/8th or so of an acre, it's really overkill.  

I really like my gates, and admire other people's homemade gates as well.  Most of my gates were inspired from ideas I got from the internet, although they're all entirely my own design.

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I actually didn't make this gate, just the signage. Long story about the gas man, and his bad ideas about leaving my gates open with dogs in the yard
I actually didn't make this gate, just the signage. Long story about the gas man, and his bad ideas about leaving my gates open with dogs in the yard
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Building my spider web gate. I love this gate.
Building my spider web gate. I love this gate.
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Spider hole is an old fire extinguisher cut in half.
Spider hole is an old fire extinguisher cut in half.
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The latch is a snake. Totally original idea.
The latch is a snake. Totally original idea.
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My sunflower gate with trees and roots.
My sunflower gate with trees and roots.
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Sunflower gate painted.
Sunflower gate painted.
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Sunflower gate installed.
Sunflower gate installed.
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My small dog kept crawling under the gate, so I added the word play to keep the area dammed off.
My small dog kept crawling under the gate, so I added the word play to keep the area dammed off.
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Spider gate installed.
Spider gate installed.
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I memorized The Raven poem in my twenties. A sort of tribute, but, meh, it looks more like a black bird.
I memorized The Raven poem in my twenties. A sort of tribute, but, meh, it looks more like a black bird.
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A snake engineered into the fence. It's just cool
A snake engineered into the fence. It's just cool
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I had an idea to make a mountain bike piece of art based on The End of The Trail art piece.
I had an idea to make a mountain bike piece of art based on The End of The Trail art piece.
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It ended up in a gate with other outdoor activities I enjoy.
It ended up in a gate with other outdoor activities I enjoy.
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I consider it my Southern Utah tribute gate.
I consider it my Southern Utah tribute gate.
 
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