B. J
by B. J

Porch gate with latch

Attaching gate to the front porch
*My motivation to do this project:
The basic reason for installing the gate is to keep my 10 month old puppy from running off. We can now enjoy the porch together.
*Project Steps:
Measured the space
Drew the specs
Purchased material (wood, deck screws, mounting hardware & latch guard)
Built the gate
Hung the gate
Make sure that your mounting hardware will support the weight of your gate. I had to make another trip to Home Depot for stronger hardware.
(2) 8ft. X 2x4 - $6.00
(2) 8ft. X 1x1 wood to make ballisters - $2.00
1 box X 3.5" deck screws - $8.00
2 heavy duty steel mounting brackets/hinges X mounting hardware - $6.00
1 latch set X mounting hardware - $3.00
Front of gate
Close up of hinge
Back of gate

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  • Sunita P
    on Oct 21, 2010

    Puppy? You might need to heighten the gate very soon. Please don't let him get out! (I'm sure he is very friendly)

  • Sonia Ramish
    on Feb 21, 2013

    Hi love many of your creations - did you ever live in Ohio?

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