Custom Tower Entry Gate Made of Reclaimed Wood10.28.15
Here is the 2nd to last gate in this series of gate posts. My aim is to highlight the variety in just these four gates, as a taste of the possibilities of custom elements. Because we are a custom manufacturer we make each piece, whether a door, kitchen cabinet, vanity, bed or gate, by hand, specifically for our clients. This means that each piece is as unique as our clients and their homes.
As a part of the process at La Puerta Originals, clients visit the antique yard. We have 4+ acres housing architectural salvage, corbels and columns, reclaimed barn wood, eclectic antique pieces, recycled iron and tin and much more. While touring the salvage yard and looking at elements, we discuss architectural style and provenance, and how material can be incorporated into new creations.
We also have a library that houses a collection of our previous work that clients can review, marking pieces to their liking.
In this case, the final product was inspired by the antique doors in our yard, seen above, and the image found in the library of a pocket door, done for a previous client, seen below. The antique door has a rounded overlay pattern that is accented with small clavos, and the pocket door has a squared overlay pattern, accented with large clavos.
Taking elements from each, the new gate has a squared overlay patter that is accented with 42 small clavos on each side.
The back of the gate is also accented with small clavos.
The project is a new build in Texas, with an entry tower at the front of the house. This is the gate for the entry tower.
It is fitted with iron pull rings and a deadbolt with a teardrop key flap.
At over 8 feet tall and 2 1/2 inches thick, it makes a grand entry.
I hope to see you back here next week, with the fourth and final post of this series – a colorful Santa Fe entry gate.