At Urban Cedarworks, we design and build quality custom gates using traditional mortise & tenon joinery as well as simpler builds of gates. We take great pride in designing and building gates that will last a lifetime and are in scale with the home & garden setting. These gates can be hand-crafted out of cleft cedar, or milled cedar.
Cleft wood cedar is naturally split with a tool called a froe. Cleft wood cedar is rich in texture and organic curves. It is much stronger than milled wood because you are maintaining the grain pattern when splitting the wood. Take a look at this link regarding a company in England that make awesome structures using cleft oak. Cleftwood.com
We also offer custom-designed and locally-forged gate hardware. Our hand-forged spring latch is as beautiful as it is functional. Guaranteed to provide years of maintenance- free usage. Also, exclusive to Urban Cedarworks’ clients, are beautiful refurbished antique strap hinges, available in various lengths and styles.