Can You Turn a Fence Panel into a Gate?

Can You Turn a Fence Panel into a Gate?

The fence is a built structure that closes an area, especially an area outside a house or other building. It is usually made of pillars, between which wires, traps, nets, bars, or other obstructions are placed.

At the time when fences are built, a separate gate section is also built-in most of them. In some situations, like when one wants to add an extra gate or replace an older gate, these separate gate sections can build a gate rather than purchasing a new one.

Most of the fences can be turned into a gate. Here, we will provide you with some of the steps to do the needful.

Step 1 – Planning

First, one should make the basic plan of how it should be done? What tools will be required? Where should the cuts be placed? What should the height of the gate be?

Which company’s hardware will be the best? Then select the location of the gate and measure and mark the length and breadth.

To separate the section from the fence, one can use an axiom or saw.

Step 2 – Select Tools and Other Equipment

To turn the fence into a gate, one will require tools and equipment to perform the task. There are many types of tools and equipment required for this.

  • Here, we will also provide you list of the best tools and equipment to do the task. Items which one will need to do this task are-:
  • If the length of the fence is high, then one will need a ladder.
  • Screws and bolts. (As required)
  • a Pencil or marker. (To mark)
  • Measuring tape.
  • Drill machine.
  • Extension cord.
  • 2-barrel bolts.

Step 3 – Make the Cuts

To apply the cuts, the first one should separate the panels. To remove the panels, a hammer can be used. Make sure that the correct panels are removed.

Mark at the points where the gate hinges and barrel bolts are to be attached.  This task should be performed very carefully as the game’s swing depends on these cuts.

If the cuts are not accurate, the gate will not swing properly.

Step 4 – Cutting

The use of a saw cut down the portion you marked at an angle of 50 to 60 degrees. This angle is vital to make the opening and closing of the gate easy.

Note: One should take an accurate angle with the best equipment as this angle is very important for opening and closing the gate.

Also, do not forget to remove the dirt under the fence so that it can swing easily.

Step 5 – Attaching the Hardware with Fence

To achieve the proper height, the removed panels can be used as a spacer between the fence and the ground. Do this process carefully. If needed, have one more person for help.

Now attach the hardware and the hinges if the height is more than more hinges can be the user. To attach it saw, drilling machine, barrels, and screws can be used.

Step 6 – Attaching the Removed Panels and Final Check

Attach the removed panels to their original place. Attach it only to one side to make the swing proper. Check the swing of the gate.

Test all the positions of hinges and barrels. If necessary, then make it correct by adjusting them. Screws, barrels, and hinges which are left should be secured.


The above article gives a complete procedure to make a fence gate from the fence panel with the stepwise method.

It will be affordable for people who are in need to bring new gate for their house, and this will fit into their pockets, but this job requires both hard and smart work at the same time.

To Execute anything in this world, what you always needed is a feasible plan, and a lot of tools are required for this fence conversion.

You may need your Hardware knowledge friend to prepare a proper Gate; the Hardware knowledge is a significant issue faced by people nowadays in this fence conversion, so sharp up your knowledge to do this.

Work with a good idea of measurements can also create a later mess in this process.

Sandra Ruiz
With a Master's in Environmental Design from Yale University, Sandra Ruiz has dedicated 15 years to reshaping living spaces. Her career started in urban planning, then transitioned to home renovation, where she has left a mark. Sandra became part of our team in 2020, quickly establishing herself with her innovative approaches to space utilization and energy efficiency. She is passionate about hiking, often drawing inspiration from nature for her designs. Her approach seamlessly blends practicality with aesthetic appeal, making her a go-to expert for homeowners and design enthusiasts alike.

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