|Forum topic by Elizabeth||posted 196 days ago||1879 views||0 times favorited||22 replies|
196 days ago
EDIT – problem solved! See update post downthread.
OK, this is a tricky one.
My shop is in a detached garage. I think the door is about 10 feet across, though I’ll have to check.
The garage sits facing a paved area next to our house, which has become our son’s play area. He is one year old. Here’s a photo of the area:
Not this summer, but in future summers when he is 2, 3 and maybe 4, I would like to be able to work on quiet things in my shop (bench work, scroll saw, mini lathe) with the door open watching him play, but without letting him get into the shop. So I’d like to put some kind of removable fence across the doorway. It would need to secure to the wood on either side of the door (there is room for permanent fixtures on the garage door surround, on the outside of the door). It would need to not fall over if he leaned on the middle of it. It would need to either be Oregon weatherproof, or easily removed and stored every time I am done using it. And if it were semipermanent and weatherproof, then in the event I need to get something large into or out of the shop it would need to be occasionally removable. It wouldn’t need to be terribly high, maybe three feet – just a deterrent for rambunctious preschoolers with poor impulse control and probably the occasional rolling ball that gets away.
I don’t want to drill holes in the concrete if I can avoid it.
So this is a call for brainstorming. What would you consider in trying to solve this problem?