In the very back, you can see the old wire mesh gate we had that led into the back yard. It was falling apart and I wanted something to go with the new garden bed I put in.
So I came up with this from a DIY link.
The whole thing is made from 5/4 decking and each piece was cut. The pales (the "pickets") also had to be ripped by circular saw, so I ended up learning some stuff. Pretty much everything had to be painted before it was put together, so I spent time waiting on stuff to dry.
It didn't turn out as easy as I thought. The first mistake I made was in making the fence the exact size to fit between the gate posts. I had to go back and rip a half-inch off each side, which was nerve-wracking. Otherwise I would have had to take it completely apart because of the way it's made.
Finally put the final coat of paint on it today. The DIY site said it was a "weekend" project. Took me six days and fifty percent more budget.
But I LOVE the new gate!!