|Project by Time2beupinAZ||posted 718 days ago||1091 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
I had to make some new gates after she (the dog) learned to climb over the old gate. She has her place in the kitchen and is very comfortable there when we leave her. These gates she cannot climb up or over. I made them to fold back if we need the space in the kitchen. I also wanted to use something that was easy to lock and not have to get caught on when opening or closing them. I also didn’t want hardware on the outside of them. So I came up with a slide top lock and a place on the bottom lock. Simple design that I hope she does not figure out. The gates will stay closed without the bottom lock but I want her to know she couldn’t move them apart. She’s a smart thing…... So far this has worked out very well and she hasn’t climbed over them yet….. Oh this is made from oak and stained with early American stain, and finished with lacquer. Slates are one inch wide and pin nailed in. I also put door stops on the hinges to stop the gates from swinging open all the way. They stop at 90 degrees. Thanks for looking.
-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....