Family member didn't want a store bought baby gate. They wanted something that would match the style of their home. I made this out of carsiding and 1×4 pine. I drilled through holes on the sides to run heavy duty zip ties around the railing posts. It works well but I wouldn't recommend this style unless you plan to mount it to a wall or a much sturdier post. I would suggest using paneling instead of carsiding but they wanted it stained so my options were limited.