My lovely Fiance’s dog loves to wander about my house and pee if you’re not watching her, so we needed a way to contain the 10 lbs of Yorkie Fury. I do have to say she’s probably the quietest and laziest Yorkie I’ve ever met, so this gate didn’t need to be anything large. I have a Bearded Collie, but he’d never try to defeat a gate, he’s just not into making me upset.
My fiance wanted to buy a dog gate online, GASP! I told her I had a pile of scraps from our various projects and I would build her one. One small issue, I hadn’t bought a miter saw yet, so she didn’t think I’d get it done in a reasonable amount of time. I can never make a decision on tools. I have to look at all options, and it takes me a long time to come to a conclusion. She thinks I’m nuts, but I’ve been at the mercy of bad tools before. So I was on another forum, and found that there was a deal for Dewalt 12” miter saw at HD. Long story short, I got my saw and I was off to the races.
Basically the gate is made of pine wainscoting, trim scrap and a 2×4. I got to play with my router and circular saw I picked up second hand at ReStore (the Habitat for Humanity Store). When I was done, I brought it in the house and woke my Fiance up. It was probably 11:30 PM, she said it looked okay and fell back asleep. So the next day, she tells me that she thought I had slapped a piece of drywall on some wood to make it. Then she actually saw the gate and was super impressed. So it’s done for the most part, needs some primer and paint, but otherwise it’s ready to rock.