10 Minute DIY Baby/Pet Gate
We decided that we wanted our gates to be 36 inches tall, and measured the door opening to get the widths. We have now built 3 custom gates for three spaces in our house.
We used our miter saw to cut the pine boards to size. Then we laid everything out and determined the spacing for our slats. (TIP- we used a board length in between because it made for simple measuring...just use a spare to space them out!) I pre-drilled holes for the screws, then used the deck screws to connect. We added hinges and stepped back to admire:
Ann on Aug 18, 2021
Safety Tip: If you are using this as a baby gate, the slats should be spaced to avoid injuries. The space between the slats should be no wider than an average soda can, which makes a handy measuring tool. In our state, this spacing is a product requirement for things such as cribs, etc.
Don49371137 on Sep 16, 2021
Thank you for sharing. We recently adopted two bunnies and they love to run around, but we keep them confined to one room. The makeshift gate that I made is long and awkward. I think I will make two of the ones like your that will latch in the middle where they meet. Much easier for me and hubby to travel between rooms instead of stepping over.