Okay, okay. I neglected to factor in the recent daylight savings time change. The project got stretched out over a couple weeks. I even took a half-day off last week to wrap up the first half of the build. I finished the main gate build this past Sunday and it’s looking passable! After a small measurement hiccup, things went smoothly. The final gate sits level, and there is a little bit more gap than I would prefer on the latch side. But it’s just fine for a home DIY project. We saved a lot of money compared to having a contractor do the work.
What’s left? I am going to secure the latch-side 4×4 post in to the fence with a couple of lag screws, but that’s about it!