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Prowell's original Driveway Gate Design. #2

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The left leaf of Driveway Gate #2-5
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Palo Alto, CA

We'll begin with the completed installation of Driveway Gate #2-5, sent in from Silicone Valley, CA. Illustrating the basic premise of the upper pickets and lower panel. Here it is shown with a pair of lighted Prowell Columns. The site contractor has elected to use the Viking In-Ground operators.

For more on the Columns, click here.
For more on the specifications of the In-ground operators and more, click here.

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Palo Alto, CA

A look at how the driveway gate is hinged to the Prowell Columns when using the In-Ground operators.

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Marin County, CA

rive Gate #2 is a sliding gate, in Ross, CA with two gates mounted to a single-span steel frame that is exposed on the yard side. Modified from the basic #2 to incorporate the joined patterns in the upper picket section.

More information is available on the Specifications page regarding sliding gates Driveway Gates

Sliding wood driveway gate #2 in Marin County, CA

Ross, CA

Street-side presence of a small lot in need of privacy. Two pair of Sliding Driveway Gates Style #2 access a circular drive, centered by a 4-post Entry Gate and several Fence Panel Style #9-2s

*( Sliding gates require only one motor. Bi-parting sliding gates, where each gate leaf slides in opposite directions, requires two motors).

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Petaluma, CA (Sonoma County)

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Two gate leaves mounted onto a single-span steel frame as a Sliding Driveway Gate.

Illustrating a drive grade that slopes to the left, as well as down toward the house. The Gate must slide open to the left, toward the dropping grade. And because the slope is as much as 8", we have elected to follow that slope in the gate construction, lest we're left with a sizable gap.

Three options when presented with sloping grades:
1) Introduce a black rubber sweep dadoed to the bottom for drops of 2-6". Seen here: Driveway Gate 10
2) 'Partial Racked', as shown here, where the top rail is level, and the bottom rail runs parallel to the slope, and consequently, the lower panels grows increasingly longer. This acknowledges the visual slope, but does not confuse our eye with how a slope alone might distort the entire gate geometry.
3) Severe slopes leaves us no alternative but to create a full 'Full Racked', where all horizontal rails are parallel to the sloping grade. Seen here: Gate #78

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Petaluma, CA

The fence panels to each side of the driveway gate are 'stepped', carrying the climbing grade.

On the far left we see a fence panel climbing a dramatic slope, with the bottom rail parallel to the sloping hillside.

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Sausalito, CA

Sausalito property with Double Entry Driveway Gates sliding as a single span. Surface-mounted to a steel frame exposed on the yard side.

Once again, we illustrate the 'Partial racked' bottom rail, running parallel to a severe slope. (Racked Bottom: Add 6%)


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Sausalito, CA

ne of the options for configuring sliding-gate rollers (maintaining the alignment of the Drive Gate) is shown below, with the rollers in contact with the gate. The disadvantage is that often the rollers will blemish the finish of a painted gate as they slide open and closed.

For more on Sliding Driveway Gates, see Product Specifications

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Los Angeles, CA

The Wood Driveway Gate #2 in Westchester, CA, illustrating how a Driveway Gate can often be configured to act as a pedestrian access as well, simply by off-setting the widths of the two gates. The larger gate is fixed in place with a cane bolt.


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Sebastopol, CA

he Driveway Gate #2-6 in Sonoma County, CA.
Flanked on the left by Gate style #5 and on the right by Fence Panel #1.
A third-party overhead arbor built by the contractor/homeowner.


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Ross, CA (Marin County)

nd finally, closing with Prowell's original Drive Gate #2.

This double-swing Driveway Gate in Marin County remains on the site in deference to one of the two-dozen families who steadfastly patronized Prowell's work in the late 70's and 80's, commissioning endless furnishings and interior make-overs. We were a young family then, with babies and an at-home mom and the loyalty of these patrons will never be forgotten.


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