Some ideas for building decorative wooden gates include using weathered boards to create a country look and assembling different lengths of pickets for an asymmetrical effect. Use curved boards on top to create an arbor or archway.
Build solid wooden gates with small or large openings, or drill holes in the gates and fill them with colored glass to reflect light. Alternatively, arrange wooden boards horizontally for contrast.
Repurpose an old wooden door, trim and mount an antique wood headboard, or use twisted tree branches to form a unique entrance. Stain inexpensive pressure-treated materials in various colors to match existing fencing or decking.