Small Projects #4: Short Dog Gate

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Blog entry by Madmark2 posted 01-27-2020 12:48 AM 581 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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The better half grooms our seven (7!) dogs and this often requires keeping one or more dogs in or out of the rooms. Our dogs are Shih Tzu’s and therefore fairly small.

Sometimes the goal is to keep the dogs in, sometimes to keep them out. Toward that end the gate is both double sided with metal screen, and it is also double hinged. It swings in either direction like a pair of old western saloon doors.

The screens are stapled on with my air stapler and 3/8×1/2 staples.

There is a dead bolt on top that hard pins the gate so it won’t move in either direction. The walls were protected from the hinges or dead bolt from scarring the sheetrock by placing 1×4 x 18” eustucion boards. This made it easy to install to the wall with countersunk 3” screws and then mount the hinges and bolt strike to them. The corners were beveled and the whole piece edge routed for visual interest and to cast a shadow line.

The 2” fixed caster is mounted on a piece of 1×3x3 scrap which is half lapped into the bottom support to prevent sagging.


-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#1 posted 01-27-2020 11:25 AM

Sorry Madm’, some idiot has to say it!

What’s a Shih Tzu’s... a zoo without animals

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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