The root word for joinery is harmos, which is where we get the word harmony from. When I look at these gates I feel the certainty of peace. The oak used is mainly quartersawn white oak and the gates are all mortise and tenoned throughout.
This type of work is becoming scarcer and scarcer but I wish that would change. These gates are really just lovely to look at. The only reason they were made was because they were insured and someone backed into the old ones which were ready for replacing anyway.
oak shaped grain
planed fitted fitly framed
jointed tenons mortised