How can I build a baby gate?


A baby gate is a protective obstacle that is made to prevent the child from accessing areas of harm. A baby gate can be built by first having the measurements, both length and width, between the walls taken. Then glue the boards together, according to your measurements and nail them. Create holes where to place the balusters. Then fasten the frame when the glue dries, paint and screw it to the wall.
Q&A Related to "How can I build a baby gate?"
1. Measure the distance the gate needs to span and subtract 1/2 an inch to allow for movement. Cut 1-1/2-inch-thick gate boards to fit the width of the gate. Stack as many as necessary
1. Select a location for the gate at the top stair or the lowest stair on the stairway with a rigid and strong structure on either side of the stairway, such as a wall, door frame
1. Measure the opening for the walk-through gate with a measuring tape. Subtract 1 inch from the width measurement of the opening to allow room for hinges and closures. For this example
1. Measure the width of the space where you want your gate. The height should be about 4 1/2 feet. So, if your space is 6 feet wide, your gate will be 6 feet wide and 4 1/2 feet high
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How to Build a Baby Gate
If you have a baby just starting to crawl and you live in a house with open stairs, your baby may be in danger of falling down them. A baby gate eliminates this risk. You can build a 3-by-3-foot wood gate that mounts to the wall with hinges. All you need... More »
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
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