The Benefits of Tongue and Groove

The Benefits of Tongue and Groove

When it comes to your gate using Tongue & Groove, you want to make sure you’re getting a product that’s going to
last. At Pacific Gate Works, we utilize construction techniques that are steadfast and

What is ‘Tongue and Groove?

‘Tongue and Groove’ refers to a method of constructing a joint between two pieces of wood.
The groove is a slot cut into one side of the board and the tongue is a ridge cut into the
other side. The tongue fits into the groove, creating an interlocking joint between the

Why use Tongue and Groove?

Tongue and Groove construction allows two pieces of wood to form a strong joint without
the need for fasteners or glue. This is referred to as ‘floating’ tongue and groove. As the
seasons change and the wood expands and contracts the floating tongue and groove
method allows the wood the space to move without cracking or splitting. This is a
paramount process in building a wooden gate that will stand the test of time.

High-Quality Craftsmanship Outdoor Gates

Pacific Gate Works uses tongue and groove construction in our wooden gates because it
offers both a high-quality look and a strong and durable product. Combining tried and true
construction methods with the highest quality Western Red Cedar ensures that you are getting the best wooden gate on the market. All of our products are hand-made in the Pacific
Northwest by our skilled craftsmen

Choose Pacific Gate Works For Your Next Outdoor Gate

When you buy one of our wooden gates you are buying a beautiful show piece for your outdoor opening. By using the tongue and groove method your wooden gate will be able to withstand the elements throughout the year. The panels will have the space to expand and contract as the seasons change. This will ensure that as the years pass your gate will stay strong and beautiful. If you’d like to know more about our construction techniques, feel free to contact us. We would love to discuss our gates with you.

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