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Topic: i need some crafty help with a safety gate!  (Read 1003 times)
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« on: February 20, 2007 10:00:40 AM »

I have a cat. My friend, whom I'm moving in with in April, has a pug, a pug with a chewing problem. I need some crafty help with some sort of gate that I can leave in my bedroom doorway all the time which will do as many of the following as possible:
a. allow my door to shut
b. swing open somehow so I don't have to climb over it
c. allow my cat access to my room (he can jump, no problem)
d. keep the chew-happy pug out of my room

If I was rich, I would buy a baby gate.  I'm not rich, however, I am crafty!

I was thinking that I might be able to construct something with some old shutters, if I could find them for cheap somewhere.

If anyone has ever dealt with a similar problem in a crafty (and cheap!) manner, I would love to hear your solutions!

I want to keep the budget around $20 and I don't really care how attractive it is, as long as it's functional.
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2007 07:25:25 PM »

You can fake a baby gate with some of that oh so attractive plastic
tomato fencing stuff. Its usually bright orange or green. Maybe it is
4-8 dollars and then build a frame out of pvc pipes( square or rectangular)and then secure the fence to it with zip ties.
It will be tall enough to stop the pug & the cat will jump over it.
We have a baby gate, but there is only one wall in the bedroom,no door frame....so we just kinda leave it a lil bigger than the door space and wedge it sideways.
Hope that helps


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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2007 06:56:06 PM »

That's a good idea. The crafty solution I thought up would be to get some of the fencing that goes around a flower bed and just nail it to the wall with some plastic brackets meant to secure coaxial cable to the wall/ceiling. I like the idea of the plastic fencing w/ pvc though.

thanks for the idea!
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