Spot my wife's evil cat in my latest pallet creation! (child gate)

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Project by Ethan Harris posted 10-15-2012 12:50 PM 3164 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Readers!

Child safety time! Yes, my youngest of 7 months found the stairs (no child was harmed in the making of this blog…) so I decided it was time to build a safety gate! This project was made from wood that someone was throwing away, but mostly pallet wood. Yep, they threw away perfectly good wood… Like it was worthless or something!!! As always, check out more of my latest projects and more at my blog: Pallet Craft!

P.S. Can you spot the evil cat! His name is Carl, and he is undoubtedly evil!

-- Ethan, CT: Check out my Small Business at & also follow me on twitter

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#1 posted 10-15-2012 02:10 PM

Good use of tossed mother nature’s best resource!
And I know all about evil cats like the one hiding behind your new gate! We had one many years ago, He was a real terrorist to say the least!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 10-15-2012 02:17 PM

Good idea.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 10-15-2012 05:32 PM

Nice use of somebody’s “trash”. i can’t really tell the dimensions, but you may want to think about capping it with something so a little finger doesn’t find its way into the top there.

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#4 posted 10-15-2012 05:35 PM

There is a tremendous amount of wasted wood out there. Just glad when someone finds a use other than the Landfill.

Cats are in their own little world. We’re just here to serve them.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 10-15-2012 06:02 PM

Nice gate…

It’s really nice of that cat to allow you to serve him. ;^)

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#6 posted 10-16-2012 01:23 AM

Nice job on the gate. That cat DOES look evil!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 10-16-2012 02:21 AM

Good stuff there Ethan. Your work keeps getting better and better. You may single handedly send the world of pallets into a tail spin. One day, we’re going to have to buy them at home depot because people will recognize their value.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#8 posted 10-16-2012 03:56 AM

That gate will not keep your cat from plotting to kill you.

-- There is nothing like a Grateful Dead concert.

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#9 posted 10-16-2012 04:33 AM

Here kitty, kitty…....Its yours too…....

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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#10 posted 10-16-2012 11:54 AM

What does a two thousand pound canary say?

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#11 posted 10-16-2012 11:55 AM


That is a real nice job and a great recycle.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#12 posted 10-17-2012 12:36 AM

Thank you everyone for your comments! LOL Mark if it keeps them from the dump I guess it would be for the better! And yes, the cat has plotted to trip me down the stairs before… I kno… wait! hes coming…

-- Ethan, CT: Check out my Small Business at & also follow me on twitter

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#13 posted 10-20-2012 08:55 AM

Very creative! I looked at your blog and was amazed at what you have done with pallet wood. Thanks for sharing the project and your blog site.

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