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Custom Tower Entry Gate Made of Reclaimed Wood

10.28.15

10490-01-Gate-Front

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.

10490-Antique Door with Surround

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.

Architectural Salvage at La Puerta Originals

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.

10062-11 Custom Pocket Door

Taking elements from each, the new gate has a squared overlay patter that is accented with 42 small clavos on each side.

10490-01 Custom Gate Detail Front

The back of the gate is also accented with small clavos.

10490-01 Custom Gate Detail Back

10490-01 Custom Gate Back

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.

10490 Drawing for Custom Gate

It is fitted with iron pull rings and a deadbolt with a teardrop key flap.

10490-01 Custom Gate Iron Pull Ring

10490-01 Custom Gate Teardrop Keyflap

10490-01 Custom Gate Teardrop Keyflap

At over 8 feet tall and 2 1/2 inches thick, it makes a grand entry.

10490-01-Gate-Front

I hope to see you back here next week, with the fourth and final post of this series – a colorful Santa Fe entry gate.

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