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I decided to make a gate so as that to keep my 2 year old son contained on the deck.

It's a very simple design made with the following materials from Home Depot:
2×4 weather shield lumber
2×2 spindles cut to size
Pocket hole jig
4×4 SPF pine
A gate kit that included all the hardware needed to hang the gate….

My first obstacle to overcome was to make flush sides to place the hinges and door closer because my existing deck posts were positioned on a corner and they were placed corner first I overcame this obstacle by cutting a V-Groove into the post on my tablesaw.

2: I used my chop saw to mitre cut 45 degree angles into my 2×4…
3: I used my Kreg pocket hole jig to join all the frame parts together
4. I cut my spindles to size and bore holes into the top and bottom to position the screws which will be hidden beneath the surface..used 3 3/4" spacers to make sure all the spindles were uniformed

5. I attached the 2 hinges and door closer and that's it..

Hope you like it

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Looks like you came up with a good resolution to the angled deck posts. Last time I saw this view, it was banked up with snow. BTW, you probably didn't need to use treated lumber, your boy will have that gate conquered within the year.
 

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I'm with Greg on this one, you should have built it higher and with iron. ;)

I have this on my todo list but now that i think about it, he'll probably just climb over the gate.
 

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I built it so as that it blended in with the rest of the gate and wood is kinder that metal anyways I like it and I'm not a fan of metal…

Appreciate the feedback though
 
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