The only thing that will make your white picket fence more perfect is a white picket gate. It is easy to install. Steel reinforced bottom rail eliminates sagging and its overall "Good neighbour" design means it has an attractive appearance on both sides. The gate is not assembled. Set Hinge and Latch Posts 43" apart to allow for hardware and gate (actual gate width 41-1/4" plus 1" for hinge and 3/4" for latch) and thru-pickets slide into routed rail with no screws or rivets. Picket spacing is 2-15/16" and picket size is 7/8" x 3". Use Gate Post Stiffener (5423-420) for Hinge and Latch Posts. Post Kit (5423-446) sold separately.