How should I determine the width for wooden driveway gates? How should I determine the width for wooden driveway gates?
When determining the measurements for wooden driveway gates, the most important measurement is the width. In most cases the height can vary and still be suitable for the purpose. However, the width has to fill the desired space without being too big or too small, preventing gaps or overlapping. In order to take accurate measurements, ask someone to hold one end of the measuring tape and stretch it across where the gate should go and take the measurement at the other end. When buying the wood, make sure to buy a little extra because shaving a little off is easier than adding more wood if you find the gate is too small.