Crafting Quality: The Art of Building Wood Gates with Pacific Gate Works

Crafting Quality: The Art of Building Wood Gates with Pacific Gate Works

Welcome to Pacific Gate Works, where craftsmanship meets functionality in every custom wood gate we create. In this blog, we'll take you through the meticulous process of building our high-quality wood gates, from selecting the finest materials to employing time-tested construction methods and ensuring a flawless finish. Whether you're enhancing your home's curb appeal or securing your property, our gates are designed to stand the test of time with elegance and durability.

Time-tested craftsmanship ensures enduring durability, built to last for generations 

Raw Materials

At Pacific Gate Works, we believe that the foundation of every exceptional outdoor wood gate lies in the quality of the materials used. That's why we exclusively use Western Red Cedar, renowned for its natural beauty, durability, and resistance to decay. Sourced from sustainable forests, our kiln-dried clear grade premium lumber ensures uniformity in grain and color, resulting in gates that exude timeless elegance and charm. 

Crafted with care, our gates stand tall and strong, thanks to the enduring quality of premium Western Red Cedar

Construction Methods

Craftsmanship is at the heart of everything we do, and our construction methods reflect our commitment to excellence. Each Pacific Gate Works gate is meticulously crafted using mortise and tenon joinery, a time-honored technique known for its strength and durability. This traditional method ensures that every joint is snug and secure, guaranteeing the structural integrity of the gate for years to come.


In addition to mortise and tenon joinery, we incorporate floating tongue and groove panels into our wood garden and driveway gate designs. This innovative approach allows for seasonal expansion and contraction of the wood, while keeping the frame structurally stable and square over time. To further reinforce our gates, we use waterproof adhesive to bond each joint, providing added protection against the elements.

Elevate your gate's longevity with the factory option of a clear exterior protective outdoor finish.

Finishing and Packaging

The finishing touches are what truly elevate a wooden gate from ordinary to extraordinary, and at Pacific Gate Works, we offer two options to suit your preferences. Our craftsmen can apply a clear exterior grade finish called Proluxe SRD, enhancing the natural beauty of the wood while providing protection against UV rays and moisture.


Alternatively, if you prefer a more personalized touch, you have the option to finish the gate yourself with a solid, transparent, or clear finish of your choice. Whichever option you choose, rest assured that our gates are built to withstand the elements and retain their beauty for years to come. 


Once the finishing touches are complete, we take great care in packaging our gates for home delivery. Each gate is securely crated to ensure safe transportation, so you can trust that your gate will arrive in pristine condition, ready to enhance your property with its timeless beauty.

From meticulous handcrafting to careful packaging, we ensure your gate arrives safely, ready to grace your home with its enduring beauty.

At Pacific Gate Works, we take pride in crafting custom wood gates that are as durable as they are beautiful. From the selection of premium materials to the meticulous construction methods and flawless finishing touches, every step of the process is infused with our passion for quality and craftsmanship.

Whether you're looking to add a touch of elegance to your home or enhance the security of your property, our gates are designed to exceed your expectations. Experience the difference that Pacific Gate Works can make in your home today, and discover why discerning homeowners trust us to create gates that stand the test of time.

Visit our website at to explore our collection and start designing your custom wood gate today.

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