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daphnephoebe
14-04-2017, 01:21 PM
I'm building a really cheap gate to prevent the girls getting to our main back gate when in the garden. (They'd be able to squeeze under it).
At the moment we have a run positioned to block it, but if they tried they could very easily jump it.

So...
I'm using some old chip board and other scraps of wood we have.

Really easy plan and only need a couple tools. (Jigsaw, screwdriver, paint brush).

I've attached a picture of what the area looks like now. After this weekend I should have a very simple gate to show. (I'm not very DIY worthy so keeping a record of my attempt here)
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170414/6dabf6de72f585f939f36a827e46e5bf.jpg

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MightyMax
14-04-2017, 04:13 PM
I'm building a really cheap gate to prevent the girls getting to our main back gate when in the garden. (They'd be able to squeeze under it).
At the moment we have a run positioned to block it, but if they tried they could very easily jump it.

So...
I'm using some old chip board and other scraps of wood we have.

Really easy plan and only need a couple tools. (Jigsaw, screwdriver, paint brush).

I've attached a picture of what the area looks like now. After this weekend I should have a very simple gate to show. (I'm not very DIY worthy so keeping a record of my attempt here)
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170414/6dabf6de72f585f939f36a827e46e5bf.jpg

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Good luck dp- I look forward to seeing the results of your labours :D

mini lop1
14-04-2017, 08:41 PM
Good luck, I'm sure you will do a good job though

Pippin'sMum
15-04-2017, 06:32 AM
Could you take the run to pieces and make the new gate out of them?

daphnephoebe
15-04-2017, 07:18 AM
Could you take the run to pieces and make the new gate out of them?
We would have but the run will be going to my mummy for use when she has my sisters g.pigs :)

I've got to finish painting it today, then will try to mount it.

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*lily*
15-04-2017, 07:27 AM
When Louie was little we nailed a piece of wood along the gap at the bottom of the back gate. Stopped him getting under and we could still open the gate when needed :)

daphnephoebe
15-04-2017, 08:51 AM
When Louie was little we nailed a piece of wood along the gap at the bottom of the back gate. Stopped him getting under and we could still open the gate when needed :)
Wish we could do that!
The gap is where the gravel is lower than the paving slabs, if we put wood there we wouldn't be able to open it & if we leveled with gravel I dread to think how quickly trouble maker phoebe would take to get out ;) lol

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daphnephoebe
15-04-2017, 09:39 AM
Board cut to size with a jigsaw and first coat of paint - will do the second in a bit.
Will hopefully get a stensil and cut a design in it to make it more pretty. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170415/eba3d9cd1a577b6dacf94d46ee4f5dce.jpg

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daphnephoebe
16-04-2017, 12:11 PM
And its all gone wrong.
The screws have snapped and we now can't get them back out the wall .... :(
I give up trying to improve this house now.

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daphnephoebe
16-04-2017, 12:46 PM
Onto the next attempt.

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daphnephoebe
17-04-2017, 02:58 PM
It is basically done. We had to take a different approach though.

Attached pictures - got to finish painting it, and add a block to prevent swing back but otherwise its done.
(There will be an extra bit of wood fixed to bottom left corner to prevent gravel digging - because of the way this gate opens we'll be able to do that).
The plain battons across the front are where the hinges screw into - without this the weight of the wood would causr the hinges to pull away and the gate to fall off.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170417/12baff5e02ce4026805fd729073e1a31.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170417/173873cbf9435583460cc3d01948bd3b.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170417/bbba592d55399e338b0f742ca70d4974.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170417/e8e1e95dc76f7fcfde965f6963b41ffe.jpg

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Babsie
17-04-2017, 04:20 PM
Isn't that good! There is no way on earth I could have done it.:love:

MightyMax
17-04-2017, 05:22 PM
That looks amazing, and very smart dp.

I love the way you gave up but then half an hour later were onto the next attempt. Not a giver upper you :D

daphnephoebe
17-04-2017, 06:56 PM
Isn't that good! There is no way on earth I could have done it.:love:
OH gave me help as I kept getting grumpy... he was worried I was going to throw his tools around.

That looks amazing, and very smart dp.

I love the way you gave up but then half an hour later were onto the next attempt. Not a giver upper you :D
I give up, but then a little part gets annoyed that I have given up.
Just finishing the painting - once its back on I need to find a nice design to paint in the bit between the two battons - it'll just be a dark grey design.
I'm open to suggestions ;)

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*lily*
17-04-2017, 07:04 PM
Brilliant!

CometLucy195
17-04-2017, 07:58 PM
That's great! I'm gonna make me one later this summer, think I'll do one just like this! Cool.