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Project by albachippie posted 04-21-2010 11:08 PM 1878 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a little idea I came up with about a couple of years ago to keep my wee treasure away from the TV and media when she started to crawl. I thought, rather than telling her off for touching everything and pushing jam sandwiches into the DVD player, i’d choose my battles and just keep her away from this area altogether. The perspex is 6mm with a 30×30mm frame of dressed offsaw. The hinged wings are fixed using continuous hinges, and there are two stretcher plate brackets fixing it to the floor. The brackets were added when she realised that the frame could be pushed towards the TV if it was pushed hard enough!

It is simple but effective. And doesn’t obscure the TV.

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl





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FirehouseWoodworking

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#1 posted 04-21-2010 11:11 PM

You have a plan for when she figures out she can climb over it?

I’d recommend barbed wire. It worked for both my sons when they were small, but then, I did have to electrify it! LOL!

Nice job.

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#2 posted 04-21-2010 11:11 PM

Neat idea.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Bricofleur

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#3 posted 04-22-2010 12:33 AM

Clever. I wish I could go back 30 years and build one. This one should be pass on to next generations.

Best,

Serge

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Jeremy

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#4 posted 04-22-2010 01:33 AM

That’s a great idea! I think I may need to barrow it for my little munchkin! Thanks for sharing!

-- Jeremy, Rochester, NY

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Sean

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#5 posted 04-22-2010 01:38 AM

classic. wish i had thought about it…brand new flatscreen, 3 year old drew on it with deoderant.

-- "Democracy is by far the worst system of government. Except all the others that have been tried." ~ Winston Churchill

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#6 posted 04-22-2010 03:47 AM

What a great idea. I have anew one on the way. I will have to keep this in mind. That is if I have one left. I am older and my wife is younger.

-- Norman

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albachippie

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#7 posted 04-22-2010 09:18 AM

Thanks guys.

Sean, my little girl thought it would be a good idea to “sand” my new flat screen with mummys nail file! This was the same day i took the guard away! And so a new battle begins….

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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Holmer

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#8 posted 04-22-2010 06:43 PM

All the damage done to electronics still wouldn’t be as bad as that TV rocking forward and landing on top of a toddler and killing them. I like this idea alot good work!

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albachippie

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#9 posted 04-22-2010 07:25 PM

I agree Holmer. I’ve heard some terrible horror stories. This TV is screwed to the unit at the back of the stand also. I like my gadgets, but not at the expense of my kids’ safety!

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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#10 posted 04-27-2010 03:03 AM

Very clever idea. I like it.

-- Janice

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