Williams Gate Works handcrafts solid wood garden gates, driveway gates, and entry gates of nearly any size in clear redwood, western red cedar, mahogany & reclaimed old growth redwood. Our gates are able to withstand outdoor weather for years and still look beautiful for four reasons. Our gates are made of solid wood 2 ¼” thick as opposed to the 1 ½” thick more commonly found. To prevent warping and splitting, we seal ALL end grain – even the end grain on internal panels, and we never use metal bolts, screws, or fasteners to create the gate joints. Instead, we use the traditional mortise and tenon joint which has been used for thousands of years. Finally, we use marine grade epoxy as our adhesive. This epoxy is highly resistant to water & temperature changes making the joints incredibly strong and able to last a lifetime!