It was time for the old gate to go, and we've had the doors from a friend's old gate for a few years, so out with most of the old and in with the new-ish!
Digging out the woven screen/gap filling support column (the door used to be hinged on this side) was fun, here's the minion hacksawing an obstacle...
|Old copper rod, maybe a ground strap, couldn't dig it out, so we hacksaw'd it!|
Out, damned post!
Next. I squared up the remaining post to set door #1 as level as possible to measure the distance needed to install a new gap filling panel against the garage leaving the proper room for door #2
|Doorstop strip recycled from old setup, of course. Waste not, want not!|
Maybe refilling the hole and removing all the attached lumber is a good step, you think?
I needed to build a new anchor point against the garage from scratch. This is also from the old treehouse, which was made with lumber from a friends' deck tear-down that got us the gate doors!
Here's where the story gets interesting: I shortened all the filler pieces after carefully measuring the distance between the garage and the edge of the installed gate door, slid them in the grooves of the posts and get it all ready to pour some concrete to set it.
Dis-assemble, trim all the pieces, reassemble. Argh.
This was the easiest part, dump the mix, then add water and wait! Granted, after digging and redigging and shimming and squaring.
Once it had cured, on went door #2, with a little work on the jamb edge to let it close....
The top crossbar is necessary for strength and keeping the doors relatively square.