Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

JAN 2016

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January 2016 25 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 4 6 7 Above, Right: Landscape contractor Ron Wellander constructed this pedestrian gate at a home in Sonoma, Calif., as part of a larger backyard landscape renovation project. The goal of the design was to provide privacy and security while incorporating some transparency. An internal steel frame provides stability for the gate. The frame is wrapped with hardwood, stained exterior plywood with a re-sawn finish, and COR-TEN steel panels that will turn a rusty color with time. Ron Wellander Landscape Contractor Ron Wellander designed and built a custom gate for a residence in Sonoma, Calif., to provide privacy and security while maintaining an ele- ment of transparency. The gate has an internal steel frame wrapped in hardwood, stained exte- rior plywood with a re-sawn finish, COR-TEN steel panels, which will develop a rusty hue with time, and a craftsman style latch and handle. Whatever the task, the tools, hardware and ideas to create a great gate are limited only to your creativity. DBM LC I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 4 3 3 Decorative Add-Ons If a client has an existing gate that functions well but could use a little pizazz, consider replacing some of the hardware or selecting some decora- tive add-ons. Decorative hinges and latches are a good start, and King Architectural Metals is one of the many companies that manufacture these and other gate hardware needs. They have lines of entry mechanisms including levers and locks, and have both steel and plastic pickets available.

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