Waikuku Woodland Garden Rustic Landscape, Wellington
This lovely gate was made from the back of an old dray which was found on the property when we first moved there 40 years ago. It was restored by my father, who also added a handle fashioned from a horseshoe. The gate leads through to the back courtyard with a crazy paving path. The tantalising view is framed by a spectacular ornamental grape. Rebecca Wilson
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Wilson's father restored this entry gate, which was made from the back of an old dray that he found on the property 40 years ago. The gate leads to the back of the courtyard, with a "crazy paving path," Wilson says.
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Sometimes a garden left to grow a little on the wild side can be just as delightful as one trimmed to perfection. This overgrown archway and large garden gate give you a hint at what lies ahead.How to add a hint of mystery to your garden
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3. Clever upcycling. Some of the best creations start life as something different altogether. This rustic gate, for example, was made from the back of an old truck found on the property when the owners moved in. And the creativity doesn’t stop there. The rusty metal handle was fashioned from a horseshoe. It might only be a garden gate, but it’s filled with history, integrity and character — and you can’t buy that in a shop.
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Cost. Reclaimed wood’s cost depends on where you are getting it and whether it is raw or already prepped. There can be free sources — for example, when someone is tearing down an old barn or fence and glad to give the material away. Reclaimed wood bought from an architectural salvage or reclaimed-wood supplier will vary in cost depending on the type of wood and the quantity desired. Reclaimed wood from old-growth forests is also called antique wood. It is among the most expensive reclaimed wood because of its superior quality and strength.Shown: Old wood from a found cart has been repurposed as a garden gate in New Zealand. The handle is made from a horseshoe.
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51. This lovely gate in New Zealand was made from the back of an old dray, or cart, found on the property more than 40 years ago.
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9. Make your own handles and latches. Personalize a shed or gate with homemade handles and latches, fashioned from old tools and other clever finds. For this garden, the handle was made from an old horseshoe.Clever renters: How have you made your garden, patio or balcony your own?