It’s sometimes referred to as a fence gap, a Western gate or Texas gate. Whatever you want to call it, a wire gate is economical. And anyone capable of building barbed-wire pasture fence can fashion a gate, using the same basic materials and the same tools. It might not be as pretty as a store-bought gate made from brightly painted steel tubing, but it’s functional. And some folks think a well-built wire gate is aesthetically pleasing, too, in a rustic sort of way.

A definite advantage of the wire gate is that it can be made to fit just about any size opening, without taking any measurements. If it suffers any damage, it can be mended on the spot, without a welder. And did we mention this kind of gate is really economical?

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