his web site features our signature Garden Gate, Garden Arbor, Porch Swing,, Fence Panel, and Driveway Gates, as well as a host of accompanying products listed on the Product link at the top of every page.
The table of Galleries can also be found at the bottom of every product page. In all, over 850 pages and 2,000 images of innovations in design and workmanship.
The Garden Gate: In the early 90's, drawing on a combination of skills developed decades earlier through an apprenticeship with his father (a custom homebuilder)--his grandfather (a furnituremaker), his mother (an artist/illustrator), and a heavy dose of schooling, Prowell considered the methods required to design and produce a Wood Gate of exterior joinery that would be exposed to the elements and subjected to dimensional variations with the changing seasons. Garden Gates with the appropriate joinery and integrity of his years as a furniture designer/craftsman, combined with the tutelage of a builder's knowledge for structure, stress loads, spans, site demands, and of course the confusing and inconsistent miasma of allowing wood to breathe--to expand and contract without constraint across the various climatic zones of a country the size of America.
But there is more. More than the structural properties. There is a talent for design. Inherent, to some degree, but furthered under a long apprenticeship of being raised in the appropriate environment, furthered with the advantages of what could be taught, and learned, in a 5-year college curriculum.
There is no hardware within the Wooden Gates. There are no screws or nails or metal straps. There is only the joinery, a practiced and long developed eye for design, and a product drawn from countless prototypes that will not sag and will stand proud as a work to be appreciated for decades and decades. Prowell's Garden Gates are commissioned throughout the country, and every commission begins here, on this site.
Concurrently, Prowell's Wood Fence Design establishes the high watermark for this genre. The first-impression view of any property is no longer relegated to the same wood fences we have all seen. Some are of course very nicely done, by competent and qualified carpenters. But nevertheless, a continuing extension of an ongoing theme in fence design that left plenty of room for something different. Once again, as with the Garden Gates and all the Prowell products, our Garden Fence relies on joinery, the highest grade of clear dry quarter-sawn cedar, and an eye for design honed over 40 years in business--designing, developing, and crafting innovative works of functional art.
Prowell's Driveway Gates can be viewed on Gallery #2. The designs and methods of construction are complimentary to the Wood Gate and Fence. Almost all of the Garden Gate Design options are available as a Driveway Gate.
An extensive selection of our signatory Garden Arbors are designed as extension assemblies to your existing Gate or Pilaster openings. The Garden Arbor arrives fully assembled and simply mounts onto the tops of the gate posts. As an arbor, they accentuate masonry wall openings or find their way anywhere within the landscape as an architectural detail.
Introducing the Prowell Porch Swing Designs, where we establish both a sense of workmanship and physical poetry to the featured approach of a genre too long ignored, as well as the connotations of leisure and conversation associated with this.
We are proud to represent Rocky Mountain Hardware and Coastal Bronze for our primary offerings in Bronze Gate Hardware.
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