How to Build a Gate With PVC Pipes

A gate is a great transition point between different parts of your lawn or garden. Additionally, it can be a quick way to control access and keep animals and small children away from tender plants or hazardous areas. But purchasing a gate can be both a financial burden, and logistically difficult. The good news is that you can put together a quick gate using PVC pipe and a few tools.

Step 1

Make gate hinges by gluing two sections of 1" PVC pipe together. Repeat for a second two sections.
Slide hinges into one four-foot section of PVC pipe.

Step 2

Insert each end of the four-foot sections of 3/4" PVC pipe into the 90 degree pipe joints. Insert three-foot sections into the other end of the 90 degree joints to form the gate frame. Mark the ends of each pipe around the joints with a sharpie marker. Pull all joints apart. Sand the ends and glue them before reassembling. Let glue dry.

Step 3

Lay the chicken wire inside the gate frame and wire it into place by winding the jacketed copper wire around the pipe and chicken wire.

Step 4

Drive 2 pieces of the one-inch PVC pipe 3/4 of the way into the ground with the rubber mallet. This will be where you want your gate supports to stand.

Step 5

Insert the six-foot lengths of 3/4" pipe into the one-inch pipe that you have driven into the ground.

Step 6

Hang the gate by sliding hinges over one of the six-foot sections of 3/4" PVC pipe. Secure by driving screws through the hinge and six-foot support.

Step 7

To secure the gate, wrap a length of chain around the four-foot section of gate and support post opposite of the hinge side.