Baby gates

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Project by Devin posted 02-09-2015 06:50 AM 2213 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not much time in the shop this last year. Having a new baby will do that…however, some things the baby needs can be made in the shop. Like baby gates!
Simple frame and panel gates, 1/4” ply fir panels and 3/4” solid fir frames. One of the doors will remain after my son no longer needs baby gates, so I added a bit more detail to it. Taking the design from many craftsman style doors. Used a simple sliding bolt on three of the doors, but painted them (and all hardware) with a rubbed bronze spray paint. The latch on the craftsman style door is a transom latch from Lee Valley.
Fun to make, quick to finish and practical…all in all, time well spent.
thanks for looking.

-- If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

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#1 posted 02-09-2015 07:18 AM

Beautiful as always Devin. Way to go… Kiddo projects. Gotta love ‘em.

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#2 posted 02-10-2015 03:27 AM

Those are some great baby gates!

-- What I lack in skill, I make up for in putty.

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#3 posted 02-10-2015 08:40 PM

That’s some really nice fir! And displayed nicely. Great job.

-- "Begin every endeaver with the end ever in mind."

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