|Project by jtpark||posted 02-03-2011 12:03 AM||4102 views||24 times favorited||17 comments|
Interior gate that was comissioned by friends. Made of solid oak and is very sturdy and strong but is also easily removable from the wall.
The gate was made to block access to bedrooms for 2 small dogs and also for young grandchild when around. The lever handle was used for easier access while carrying laundry or whatever but has a locking mechanism on the back side to stop grandchild from opening.
The finish is General Finishes Java Gel stain with Arm R Seal satin finish on top of that. They wanted something that would be a nice piece of furniture and match their home instead of a crappy plastic baby gate that would get in the way all of the time. They requested it to be easily removable to be out of the way for parties.
The mounting mechanism took alot of thought and unfortunately I don’t have any photos yet. On one side, there is a blank perpendicular wall so that would be easy. On the other side, there was 1-3/4” width of wall beside of cabinet to mount to, 5/8” of which is drywall. What I came up with was to mount a 3-1/2”x 1-1/4” board to the wall. The outside sets of posts have Lag screws mounted in them that stick out 1/2”. I cut aluminum brackets to vertically recieve the posts of the lag screws and rounted out a sideways L-slot in the wood behind for the head of the screw. You lift up the gate about 3/4”, slide gate horriztonally with the lag screws in the L-slot to the middle of bracket and then lower into slot. The brackets provide stability forwards and backwards and has tension pulling outwards on ends to keep the door and frame aligned properly. To remove, all you need to do is lift up and pull out.