The gate is as good as it gets. I worked on it from Wednesday to Saturday, and then waited through numerous summer showers to get it painted. I like it, but I loved our old gate. It was a home for moss, ivy, and loads of colorful lizards.
But as much as we loved the old gate it just didn't function. We tried repairing it many times. In the in we were resorting to zip ties and plastic nuts fabricated for old coffee containers to keep it together. So, it had to be replaced to keep our sweet Maggie Mae safe!
It was a lot of work, and I'm glade it's over.
Hinging the gates was a two person job, and I needed to go to confession after all the flowered language I used in the process.