Indoor Pet Barrier - Make It Yourself

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If you’re like me, you love pets, but you don’t like their hair and dirt all over the house. I wanted a solution! I looked at pet barriers in specialty pet catalogs; however, I didn’t find any tall enough to keep cats secluded to an area. Cats can climb or jump over almost anything.

Since I couldn’t find what I wanted, I started searching for materials that I could use to build my own pet barrier. I went to Home Depot and found everything I needed to build this 57.5″ tall x 135″ wide pet barrier.

Get a list of materials and instructions at ImagineMechanix.

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I have a wide entrance in my den that I've been racking my brain about building a cat barrier for that's not ugly or inconvenient for people to use. This is perfect! Thanks for uploading your project. I'm off to the hardware store...

Could this be modified to fit a carpeted room that spans 144 inches across? Could I possibly secure to walls with the industrial velcro strips? I do not want to destroy the paint or drill as it is a studio apartment with strict policies. :(

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I think the answer is yes to both of your questions. In order to adhere to the wall with velcro srtips, I think you'll need to hinge 2x2s to your last trellis frames. You would put the velcro on the 2x2s.

They make outdoor extensions to fences to inhibit cat climbing, perhaps a roof-like section over the top, say 6 inches deep, could hinder mountain-climbing cats?

Made a wall to separate my 18 year old cat from my 5 rescue cats!

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That's great!! Share a picture.

I like it I want to do this out of the plastic ones for my kids. Just to have to find out if they are toxic to baby's