|Project by Ron Henricksen||posted 09-10-2014 07:53 AM||1320 views||5 times favorited||4 comments|
Over the summer we had new carpet installed in the entire upstairs of the house. So my dear friend in the third photo lost his right to go up there. My wife and I have been trough many manufactured dog gates and they have always disappointed us. So I told her I would design one that would meet the four criteria we really wanted in a gate.
1) Would open without a latch 2) Would close automatically 3) no bar on the floor to step over 4) be able to stay open when the dog is outside (magnetic door stop).
This gate worked out so well when I installed it to verify my sizing and make sure everything worked the family wanted it back the first night it was down for finish and painting the wall.
It would have turned out nicer if I had gone after 8/4 mahogany but it was a bit of a rush as the carpet was already on the floor.
-- Ron, Aptos, CA