Has anyone made their own stair gate?

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Has anyone made their own stair gate?

Post: #171224 MrsD'ville mkII
Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:51 pm

We need to do this as our stairs are very wide and there's no way we can afford a super duper gate with endless attachments. We have a fair bit of wood lying around that we accumulated for the henhouse so have the raw materials. DH can throw something together quite convincingly but I'd be interested to see a pattern or some designs.

This looks interesting http://daddytypes.com/2006/11/28/sweet_diy_stair_gate_currently_in_testing_phase.php - liking the wheel but the catch looks a bit too accessible. DS is nine months and speedy gonzalez from his room to the top of the stairs >wot no hair standing on end icon??<
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Re: Has anyone made their own stair gate?

Post: #171435 grubbysoles
Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:56 pm

I can't help you with this, although I'd also be interested to see anyone else's attempts. We could do with modifying ours/building a custom one with a cat flap in it. Dusty can cope with the big leap (of course she can... she's a cat!), but she makes a right old racket when her paws land on top of it. Thankfully it has never woken the baby or the toddler, but it wakes me, and that is far worse!

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Re: Has anyone made their own stair gate?

Post: #171498 Rosendula
Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:49 am

I can't help either. Many years ago, though, our second hand cot got to the stage where we thought it best to move then-LO into a bed with a guard on it, even though she was quite young for it. OH used a panel from the cot to make a stair gate. It looked quite nice.

Totally unhelpful, but you just reminded me of it. :icon_smile:
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Re: Has anyone made their own stair gate?

Post: #174496 albert onglebod
Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:27 pm

We had one made from MDF. Wooden posts joined to one wall and one newell post then a small bolt half way down .
It was basically just a solid gate but kept the little ones from going downstairs.
We also had gates between rooms. 2 strips of wood on either side of the door frame acted as a slot and the sheets of MDF just fitten in between.We could just about step over them ourselves. I used to have the whole dining room as the play pen in that way so that I could cook in our little kitchen but step in and out of the dining room for the kids.
The back door was a sliding patio window and had a gate that fitted in to the open part with a couple of little latches to help it stay wedged in. That was made of dowelling fitted into a squareish frame.
The cot side idea sounds good .


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