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Reclaimed wood baby gate


brob1979
brob1979
brob1979
brob1979

With four kids in the house and two of them under 5, we needed something to keep them contained and out of the areas that we could not watch them. In addition to that we had 5 month old puppy to contain as well. Making a baby gate out of recycled fence pickets was the perfect answer. Using double barrel two-way hinges to hang on the wall, it provided enough give for the older people in the house to push open, but enough resistance that the younger ones and the puppy couldn't swing it open and escape.
In order to get the proper width we needed, we used our Ryobi biscuit joiner to join two ripped down fence pickets and joined with biscuits and glue to form a perfect seam. We planed down the boards to remove any splinters and smooth down enough to handle. After the planing was completed each board (both sides) were burned using a propane torch to really bring out the grain of the wood. A couple of coats of satin poly to seal the wood and it was ready to go!

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Reclaimed wood baby gate

by brob1979
Jan 07, 2015

With four kids in the house and two of them under 5, we needed something to keep them contained and out of the areas that we could not watch them. In addition to that we had 5 month old puppy to contain as well. Making a baby gate out of recycled fence pickets was the perfect answer. Using double barrel two-way hinges to hang on the wall, it provided enough give for the older people in the house to push open, but enough resistance that the younger ones and the puppy couldn't swing it open and escape. In order to get the proper width we needed, we used our Ryobi biscuit joiner to join two ripped down fence pickets and joined with biscuits and glue to form a perfect seam. We planed down the boards to remove any splinters and smooth down enough to handle. After the planing was completed each board (both sides) were burned using a propane torch to really bring out the grain of the wood. A couple of coats of satin poly to seal the wood and it was ready to go!