Except for painting the raw steel. The straps are set on a dado flush with the surface and the screws are countersunk. The screws are not stainless. I hope they survive. They should do ok painted with oil enamel paint.
The hinges are on with hex head lag bolts. They’re not even galvanized. Stoopid Lowe’s didn’t have 3/8 × 1-1/2 in galvanized. They’ll get painted too.
Overall I’m pretty happy. When it’s installed, none of it’s imperfections will be visible from the street. :-)
Now I need to get lumber and start the arch.
- Part 1: Getting started
- Part 2: Gate finished