I made this Gothic Gate from the handles of an old wheel barrow.
These are the wooden handles I used to make this.
The first step was to cut the top of each handle. I cut them at 15" each. These will be used as the side posts.
Then I cut 1 at 15", 2 at 14", 2 at 12" and 2 at 11"
For the 2 11" pieces I used the tapered shape piece that was used to support the barrow to the frame and handles. I cut them to 11" then ripped them down to match the width of the other pickets.
I used a biscuit joiner to assemble the pickets.
Using wood glue I assembled the pickets with with gaps in between them.
Then added cross braces on the back to further support the unit.
Using a french curve I drew a line from the first picket to the middle one, then repeated that on the other side.
Then cut along the line using the band saw, giving me the arch shape I wanted.
Next I added the side posts but they ended up bing too long.
I didn't want to shorten the bottom square portion because the length of the posts will not be proportioned to the pickets. So I cut off the tips of each post.
Then removed 2" inches off the top of the posts
Then using CA glue I attached the rounded tops to the posts.
By doing this the side posts proportionally match the pickets.
Added a white wash.
Added the decorative knocker and a flower box.
I hope you found this tutorial helpful.