Backyard gates are typically made to keep kids or pets in and stray pets and prying eyes out. Backyard gates can also be made more for form rather than function. The materials for backyard gates are vary. One example is wooden gate. There are several backyard wooden gate designs. With variety of backyard wooden gate designs, so you can choose to decorate the top of the gate with lattice, scalloped or curved detail. The posts in a wooden gate may be placed flush against one another for use with a privacy fence or spread out in a picket style if privacy is not an issue. In addition, you can further customize the look of your wooden gate by adding a stain or coat of paint to brighten its look.