These three gates were made to function as barriers for a small child and pets. The wood is ash which I chose to colour and match to the floor and banisters.
I relied heavily on my love for art deco design to create a look that was unique but didn't stand out inside the house, instead, the design is subtle and modest yet elegant. I took efforts to inlay the splines connecting the rails and stiles because it is one of my favourite design elements from the arts and crafts era. It's very satisfying making them.
The finish is smooth to the touch with coats of Tung oil, these gates will last for generations.
An absolute joy to craft.