In the meantime, I am getting ready for the Woodland Gate doors I was planning. First, I located an image of the style I liked:
Next, I began making detailed plans and drawings for all the measurements:
The plan is to use half-lap joints for the main frame. This should hold it together well, however, I am worried about using screws. I don't want to see them on the frame face and finding a short enough length could be an issue after joining the pieces to together with lap joints. I might use staples instead, combined with glue, that might work. I could also drill out holes for dowels - this might be a more authentic way to proceed since it won't require any screws. I will decide after I get all the pieces cut and dry fitted.