Tutorial Time! Thank you all so much for your sweet compliments on the baby gate! It’s a quick, 1 day project…perfect for the holidays! And, as others have suggested, this would make for a great pet gate too! .
We got all of the supplies at our local hardware store. The whitewood is smooth and super easy to paint. .
First, lay out the ‘backbone’ of the baby gate (all of the straight pieces) then lay your framing pieces on top and use a finishing nail gun to nail the framing pieces to the straight pieces underneath. (We prefer the Portercable 18 gauge, with 1 1/4″ nails). Then nail your x pieces on top. I would LOVE to give measurements but everyone’s doorway is a different size, so it will vary. Last, we nailed the top piece on. We used black gate hardware, also found at our local hardware store. We attached the gate to 2×4’s that my husband anchored to the wall.
We installed it at the top of our stairs because that’s where the toy room is and this helps contain the little people. I would love one at the bottom of our stairs too but they flare at the bottom and have wrought iron spindles…so for now we’ll just continue removing Mr. Scout from the 3rd or 4th step every 5 minutes. ?? Let me know if you have any questions! Happy Gate Making!
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