Dog Gate

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Project by April Wilkerson posted 06-18-2014 03:44 PM 1507 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to build a dog gate so I could cut off my dog’s access to the back of the house when I wanted to. For the past year I have been using a regular grey, plastic baby gate and was just tired of always having to step over it.

I made this from some poplar I had laying about, then used magnets as a way to keep it shut.

If you are interested in more details I have a build video posted on my YouTube channel, then also a written tutorial posted on my blog.


-- Wilkerson

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#1 posted 06-18-2014 06:39 PM

Sweet, great design and soooooooooo much better then the ugly plastic things…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#2 posted 06-18-2014 06:40 PM

That might be the best dog gate I’ve ever seen. Very nice.

-- When All Else Fails ... Hit Delete

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#3 posted 06-18-2014 10:28 PM

Nice job on the gate. Looks good and the video was very informative.

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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#4 posted 06-18-2014 10:50 PM

beautiful gate,nice work!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 06-18-2014 11:51 PM

Well built gate. The magnet idea is interesting. Nice video.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#6 posted 06-19-2014 01:06 AM

Nice looking gate, well done, love the curved top

-- Norman

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#7 posted 06-19-2014 08:32 AM

Well done and great video as well. Your secret is safe with us about being a Magnet Thief LOL
Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Mike Merzke

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#8 posted 06-19-2014 11:10 AM

Great Job April and congrats on making the Daily Top 3!!!

-- Mike Merzke,

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#9 posted 06-19-2014 02:04 PM

Wow, I have no idea why I never thought of making one of these. Nice work, favorited. Ought to keep dachshunds out of trouble.

Are you finding the SawStop worth the investment?

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April Wilkerson

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#10 posted 06-19-2014 05:29 PM

: ) Thank you everyone.

Keyser_Soze: Yes, I think it was worth it. I’m not using the full potential of the saw yet, but that’s alright. It is a table saw that will be able to grow into as I grow as a woodworker. I love the safety feature, but even beyond that….it is a top of the line saw in every regard.

-- Wilkerson

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#11 posted 06-20-2014 01:55 PM

Very nice. I know how those baby gates for dogs can get annoying and look odd when you don’t have any lil ones running around the house. Design looks sleek, but fortified.

-- "My glass aint half empty, or half full....I drank it all." -Me

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#12 posted 06-20-2014 02:12 PM

My dog ate my baby gate.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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