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My name is Jaime and i have wood fence gate project and i need some advice! the area that i will be working on is about 9 feet wide. I'm planning to put the gate door in the middle and I believe the average gate door is about 3 feet wide. The fence will be a board on board with a 2x4 cap, 1x4 trim, and 2x6 base. the gate door is where i believe i am having hard time because i would like the board on board with the cap, trim, and base. I fear it would sag. so i need some advice on on how i could build this door with out sagging, I guess what kind of posts I should use 6x6 or steel posts, please i need help, thanks
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You could build an internal frame of 1x6's or 1x8's. Half lap the corners, glue and screw it. Add turn buckles, criss crossing the corners.
Concrete the post, the hinges are on, so it doesn't move.
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