Baby gate hinge problem. How do I avoid installing it on the molding?

I’m installing a wooden baby gate. I would like the gate to swing open all the way to the right of the door opening. How do I avoid installing the hinges on the door molding? The molding is 3.75 inches wide and I’m having trouble finding a hinge that will overlay the molding.
q baby gate hinge problem how do i avoid installing it on the molding
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  • Jcraw Jcraw on May 18, 2018
    You could attach the gate to a 1/2”-1” board cut to 3.75”. Paint the board. Then install. That way you’d only be making a couple of holes in the molding, rather than 6.
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  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on May 18, 2018
    Its fairly easy to repair wood molding, and the above idea sounds good. But if you don't like the idea of the extra block sticking out, just attach directly to the molding with the knowledge that wood putty, sand paper and paint create an easy fix once the gate comes down. If you aren't happy with that idea, attach the wood behind the molding, against the wall, and attach there
    • Marcos Marcos on May 18, 2018
      This sounds like the best solution thus far. The gate I’m making will be more permanent because I’ll use it to keep my dogs from the basement (see attached picture). If I ever have to take it down, just patch up.
  • 2dogal 2dogal on May 18, 2018
    Why not use a child gate that does not need hinges but uses pressure to hold it in place?
    • Marcos Marcos on May 18, 2018
      See my answer above. It is not a true baby gate. I have to attach it because it will be a swinging type of door.
  • 2dogal 2dogal on May 18, 2018
    Sorry that information was not in the original question or I would not have suggested that.
  • William William on May 23, 2018
    How about attaching a board on the wall along side of the molding, painting it to match the molding, and attaching the gate to the board. You can also mount a board on the other side the same way for the latch side.
    • Marcos Marcos on May 23, 2018
      Thanks William. Great suggestion! I decided to go ahead and attach it directly to the molding. The molding is fairly thick so I‘m confident that it will hold the weight of the gate since I used thinner boards. Also, I already built the gate and all I have is about half an inch gap in the entryway. Here’s a picture of the gate. Thanks again for your suggestion.
  • William William on May 23, 2018
    Nice looking gate. I hope your using long screws to go through the molding into something solid in the wall.
  • Jcraw Jcraw on May 24, 2018
    Pick up some sort of foam or rubber insulating tape and glue to the board at edges so it will adapt to lay flat/hide gap when you attach to the molding.
  • Jcraw Jcraw on May 26, 2018
    I don’t know if you ever saw my suggestion to put self-stick insulation tape on the edges only. of the board you’re adding (paint), and it should allow you to attach to the wall with no gaps.
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