Baby Gate

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Our 6 month old is crawling now and we had to hurry up and baby proof the house. As an added bonus this dog proofs the down stairs at our house as well. The "barn door" side is made from 1x6 and the back is 1x3. The stain is called Gunstock which my wife is obsessed with. She is talking about staining every piece of wood in the house with the stain which I will NOT be doing. It took me around 4 days to finish it completely and put it together. I built the frame in about an hour. I let the wood glue set for a day, then stained one side. I gave that stain 24 hours to dry and stained the other side. Then I followed the same process to clear coat it. I clear coated it three times and sanded between each coat. I had bought a latch kit and installed it. I am very happy with how it came out.

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Estimated Time Investment: 
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Finish Used: 
Gunstock stain and clear gloss.


What a great piece, nice job! I love how you put this inside the house, I have been wanting to do a gate like this. Now it's on my list for sure after I see yours.