Child safety / garden gate from scrap wood

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Project by alekhine posted 07-26-2011 03:50 PM 3896 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project and i am quite happy with the job it does.

The intention was to prevent little monsters running down stairs to the road whenever they want.
The gate and fixing mechanism was built using scrap wood laying around.
Gate is opened by lifting up, quite lightweight for us to lift, heavy enough for the children.
We rent this summer house for three months, so i didn’t want to damage the walls. There are no nails or screws on the walls.

So, it works and life is easier now:)...

-- Efe Yaparoglu ,Izmir.... Not getting what u wished is a sign that there is something better behind.

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#1 posted 07-26-2011 03:55 PM

nice – i’ve been thinking about something similar, but your method is really simple. it looks like you have a beautiful courtyard out there!

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#2 posted 07-27-2011 04:00 PM

I can see why you would want to keep these particular little monsters from running out to the road, they
are the type that you want to keep. Just looking, I can not tell which one is more wonderful, but either
one would make any parent proud. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 83 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#3 posted 07-28-2011 08:35 AM

Aaron, Gus, Thank you very much for your nice words.

-- Efe Yaparoglu ,Izmir.... Not getting what u wished is a sign that there is something better behind.

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#4 posted 10-08-2011 02:18 AM

You corraled the little varmints very neatly! Well done.

-- Now, where did I put those bandaids?

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