Doggy Gate

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Project by AdrianT posted 09-14-2012 06:39 PM 2548 views 8 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have just started raising a guide-dog puppy, so we needed a way of keeping her in or out of the kitchen. I made this gate, ironically enough, from an incense cedar fence pailing (my current “exotic” wood of choice).

Once again all ripped and “thickness planed” on the table saw. All mortise and tenon joinery. I used magnets embedded in the stiles and in the kitchen bench so the gate stays put once it is opened.

The latch was a sliding door-latch that I hack-sawed in half… brass goes well with the cedar.

Finished the whole thing with a few coats of poly.

The last picture is the fearsome beast we hope to contain… her name is Hanalei.

-- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me... AND I'm an engineer.

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#1 posted 09-14-2012 10:32 PM

That is one heck of a gate… Good Job…. With my two GSD I just point to the living room and there they go, hangin their heads….. Different story when they were pups though….. Good Luck…..

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#2 posted 09-15-2012 12:42 AM

Great gate, would look great in any house. It sure as heck beats those ugly white plastic gates. Lab puppies make me such a softy. Weve got an 11 year old nutcase of a yellow lab, i swear shes almost human.

One of my favorite pics.

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#3 posted 09-15-2012 02:57 PM

Dogs rule! Nice gate.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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