Matthias Wandel Inspired Stair Gate

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Project by Sk1pp3r posted 12-29-2013 05:28 AM 9573 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple parallelogram stair gate I saw on designed by Matthias Wandel. He makes some pretty amazing stuff.

Our front entryway doesn’t have very much space so this gate works perfectly. It folds up the stairs instead of opening into the front door. I still have to finish it, but can’t decide if I want to stain it the same color as the railing or paint it white.

Made out of pine scraps I had laying in the garage.

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#1 posted 12-29-2013 07:08 AM

That is so neat the way it folds up and away.

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#2 posted 12-29-2013 08:58 AM

Well done compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#3 posted 12-29-2013 03:09 PM

Thanks guys!

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#4 posted 12-29-2013 04:04 PM

Very nice. If only my kids were still young enough.

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#5 posted 12-29-2013 05:04 PM

Well, we use ours for our dog so it’s never too late I suppose :)

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#6 posted 12-29-2013 08:09 PM

great idea.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 12-29-2013 08:27 PM

Now that is one great gate with a lot of practical uses. Thanks for sharing, just added it to my projects list.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#9 posted 01-02-2014 02:55 AM

Favorited. Nice job.

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