When planning to make a wicket with your own hands, it is impossible not to take into account the existing barriers and gates. Depending on what construction materials were used for their construction, you need to choose the material for the gate.
The main types of wickets are:
The most common option is a wooden wicket. The hands that make quite simple. Its cost is low, even when using high quality boards. If you buy less expensive boards of coniferous trees, the gate will be even cheaper.
For a wooden gate you will need:
Of the tools you will need:
Initially, you need to install support posts. They are driven in at a distance not much larger than the planned width of the gate. The standard width of the gate is 1 m, and the height must be at the height of the whole fence.
Wooden wicket scheme
Asbestos-cement supporting columns are driven into the ground to a depth below freezing, with the necessary concreting.
It is necessary to attach the sidewalls of the wickets, which are wooden beams with fences in height, to the prepared and installed asbestos-cement pillars with self-tapping screws.
After preparing the supporting pillars and sidewalls, you can proceed to making the wicket itself. First, the boards need to be treated with antiseptic. It will protect the wood from the influence of temperature changes and precipitation, prevent rapid decay or damage to the tree. After that, the boards are laid out on a flat surface in the form of a gate, observing the required width and height. Two crossbars are packed across them - from the top, departing from the edge not less than 20-30 cm, and from the bottom at the same distance. For greater rigidity, and therefore strength, it is also necessary to fill the strut - part of a small wooden bar, placing it on the diagonal of the wicket leaf - from the beginning of one crossbar to the end of the other.
In order for the gate to work, that is, to open and close, you need to attach loops to the gate both on the sidewall and on the gate itself. Metal hinges are susceptible to corrosion, so it is necessary to lubricate them from the inside with grease and from the top - with bitumen varnish. For a longer wicket service, repeating this operation is necessary once every one or two years.
After attaching a part of the hinges to the canvas of the gate and the counter parts on the sidewall, you need to plant the gate on the hinges and attach the valve and handle with screws.
Metal the gate with own forces can be made of a professional flooring or a metal sheet.
Forged products are almost impossible to make on your own without any experience or special equipment.
Framework for metal wicket
For arranging the wicket from the profiled sheet you will need:
As well as in the case of a wooden wicket, the supporting pillars are installed. As a wicket leaf, you can use a professional sheet of the desired width. Initially, a frame is being prepared - it is connected using a welding machine - around the perimeter of the entire profiled sheet. During the welding of a metal base under the wicket, a place must be provided for a mortise lock.
Wicket from corrugated
Unlike the frame, the profiled sheet must be fixed with self-tapping screws with a rubber gasket - its use will prevent the early destruction of the material in the attachment points.
From the upper left corner of the frame to the lower right, it is necessary to attach a strut of the same metal profile from which the frame is made.
Wicket installation pattern from corrugated
Since the wicket from the profiled sheet on the metal frame is much heavier than wood, canopies need to be used more powerful: for example, with a steel bearing inside.
The final step in mounting the gate will be its priming and painting.
For an example, watch the video on the production of metal gates:
With decorative elements
Made of wood
Wicket from aluminum profile with filling with rolling shutter profile
Wicket made of metal and wood
With an unusual design
Gate with a lock in a metal frame