Got the gate built and attached to the fence. Do you see the length and position of the wood? We did the same thing on the other side but had the longer pieces going vertical and the shorter going horizontal. We laid the first 4 pieces of wood on the ground as we wanted them. We placed our cut wire on the wood, then laid the other 4 pieces on top and screwed through them securing the wire fencing. Added the hardware and hung the gate.