Decorative Wood Gate

Hi,
My name is Kelly and I am just getting started with my Glowforge. Lots to learn but having a great time. This might be considered my first “real project”. We needed a gate at our front porch door so that we could leave the door open for the breeze, but keep the dog inside. My husband constructed a custom wood gate to coordinate with the fence we built last year, and we used the GF to create removable decorative panels . We have started with the house numbers, but plan to make seasonal designs to switch in & out. I created the panel shapes and numbers in Autocad, saved as PDFs, then converted to SVGs in Adobe Illustrator. We were painting the panels so I didn’t worry too much about a bit of burn on the edges. IMG_3312

(Piper the dog peaking through the ‘4’)

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Yeah, I’ve never had this much fun with a tool.
Nice work!

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Looks great!

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I love this, great idea, nice execution!

Check your PMs for a message from me. :slight_smile:

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Oh, very nice! Love the numbers built into the gate! :grinning:

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Great practical solution. :sunglasses:

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Amazing design! I love the idea of changing them out for various seasons and holidays. Don’t forget to show us when you make new ones!

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What a great use and execution! I’m sure Piper appreciates such an elegant barrier to freedom :sunglasses:

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It looks amazing! Well done.

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Excellent start. Very nice.

I am always interested in seeing things made that are bigger than a Glowforge bed. The wood looks very thick, is it more than 1/4"?

A most elegant design!

That is impressive. It’s really nice.

That’s a really nice addition to the gate. Great creativity!

If this is your first project, I can’t wait to see what’s coming!

I think I would have done the 0 with a stencil or scroll saw font.

But this way leaves a place for doggie noses to poke out. :slight_smile:

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As Piper peers out the 4 instead of the 0… :grin:

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Apparently there’s some thing going around FB now where you form your hands into an “O” and dogs supposedly will automatically stick their snout into the opening. My dog fails; he licks my pinkie fingers and then paws at my hands to get me to take them apart and pet him.

Maybe I need to send him to doggie reform school. :wink:

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That’s a very practical and elegant solution!

very cool idea and i like the crisp look you’ve got on the design