What is the Minimum Width of Your Gate?

Construction of gate can be as simple as a few odd pieces of wood nailed together or an ornate wrought iron beauty. First of all, you must decide where the gate will be located and how large the second gate should be when completed. With this information in hand, we can begin. If the gate to be a person gate, three feet wide openings are usually acceptable.

If you need to pass the mower or tractor, or maybe even a car through your door, it should be much broader. A gate for vehicle, as a rule, is ten feet wide mowers and small tractors may need only 4-6 feet wide gate.


Gate fall mainly into two categories style, decorative and utility. Public gates were built for access to livestock pens, yards and access to breeding animals out of your garden. Since the appearance is not a major factor, the door can be made of metal pipe, wire fences, vinyl, wood or similar materials.

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