Proper Designs Of A Wooden Gate

woodengateGates can be used as for both decorative and security purposes. With a few tips, we can help you choose the right one and install it properly. We will discuss 3 basic principles that every wooden gate should have. They are the type of wood, brace, and posts.

  • Type of wood – Not all woods are created equal. We’d want to use a lumber that is are suited for outdoors, which means it should be rot resistant. The top of the list is Red and White Cedar. The price is low but it can have dents due to its softness. If you have the budget you can use either White Oak or English Oak. These lumber are known for their strength. Black Locust is recommended if you are looking for a lumber with good weathering characteristics.
  • Cross brace – The cross brace is a support that starts from the top corner down to the lower hinged side of the gate. It supports and holds the gate at a 90-degree angle to the posts it is attached to. The key here is the angle of the brace from its base. The general rule is that it should be more than 45 degrees because lower than that means that it is an ineffective brace. More weight will be applied on the hinges.
  • Post – There are things you need to consider in installing a post. First, you need the check the depth of frost. If frost is not an issue, you can dig a 30-inch deep hole but if your location is affected by frost, you will need to know how deep your typical frost is. You will start your 30 inches count after the frost level. The width of the hole depends on the width of your post. If your post is 5 inches wide you will need to dig a hole with 11 inches width. Put some gravel in the hole to help with drainage. Next, drop the post and fill the rest with concrete. Make sureĀ  the post is straight up by using a spirit level.

If you don’t have the time or is just too lazy for the day, there are some great selections at wooden gates Newcastle upon Tyne. These are just the basics that you need to do a checklist to ensure that your wooden gate lasts for years to come.


What is Cinemagraphs?

Cinemagraph is a term created by Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck. It refers to a still image that contains a small section that moves repeatedly. It was used during their collaboration on a story of New York’s Fashion Week.

Basically, the image is a GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) with very little movement. GIFs are used mostly in memes found on Tumblr, Reddit, Facebook and other social networking sites. The GIFs found on these sites are usually short movie clips that are funny or intriguing. The clips loop indefinitely.

The difference between those funny clips and cinemagraph is the ability to make a certain section of the image alive. The image looks realistic and thought-provoking.

The idea is to create a movie clip with only a certain part moves and will loop indefinitely. Imagine an image of a person with its hair moving as if blown by a soft breeze. No other part of the body is moving except that hair which goes back and forth.

To create cinemagraph, the concept should be focused on one or two moving objects while the rest are static. Examples are the changing expression of a face or swaying of leaves. Overlapping the movement with other objects will create problems when editing.

A tripod is required while shooting the raw video. The goal is to make sure the surrounding objects are steady. Shaky hands will disrupt the effect of stillness. An image editing software like Photoshop is required to edit and isolate the moving object while keeping the surrounding objects static.

A lot of people are using this technique for different purposes like movie posters, campaigns or just advertisements.

Do you have your own cinemagraph image? What is the concept? If possible we would love to see it. You can share yours by commenting below.