DIY Barn Door Baby Gate
This is by far my favorite DIY my hubby and I have ever done..ever. We originally had just a plastic baby gate here. It was an eye sore and our dogs (and baby) had learned how to open it on their own. Our doorway is larger than normal, about 46" wide, so we had to alter the plans we followed.
Once you have your boards cut using a miter saw, you start to lay them together and nail using a nail gun. We filled all our nail holes with a stainable filler and sanded them smooth once dry.
Depending on the width of your door, the angles you cut for the center x is going to vary. You will have to measure and adjust for your own door.
Once all nail holes are filled and dry, I stained. For this door I mixed 2 parts Minwax Classic Grey and 1 part Rust-Oleum Dark Walnut stain.
We purchased our latch hardware gate kit from Lowe's for about $20. We love our dutch door baby gate. It looks good and is functional! You can see more of this DIY on my blog here and other simple DIYs you can do yourself. You can also find the plans and the link there as well!
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Published July 23rd, 2017 7:33 PM
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Chris Willrett Gleason on Aug 29, 2017Love it!!
Peggy Arnold on Aug 30, 2017So love this, have a baby gate up for grandchildren and pets, going to replace with this soon. Thanks for sharing
Two Paws Farmhouse | Homesteading on Jan 05, 2018That's exactly what we did! Say goodbye to those ugly, cheap quality baby gates haha
I LOVE this idea!! This would be great for pets as well!!
I must ask...what color of green is that on your walls?! I would love to know the paint color name and brand. It's beautiful!! Thank you!! 😊