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Ever wonder how to make a baby gate for under $40? Here is how.

All you need is:
- Old crib rails
- Hinges
- Locking mechanisms
- Screws 2" (better then the ones in the package)
- Drill with bit
- Screwdriver
 
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Step 2: Placing the screws.

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Pre-Drill holes so that way you dont crack the wood. Place the screws for the hinges and lock (make sure you get the right size. I didn't)

Step 3: Secure to the wall

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Screw into wall with 2"  to make sure that they are in there good.
This is a great concept! Just be sure that the hinges and hook-and-eye sets you use, the crib slats, and the frames they're attached to, can withstand the impact of a toddler having a fit trying to get out. If the child is able to remove just one of those, he could get his neck trapped and strangle.
chrisandamanda (author)  sticksnpicks3 years ago
yes this crib was made back when they had care in what they were building. it is from the 80's and made with Real wood not Pressed stuff. This unit has held up to 5 kids swinging and running into it, and even me a 300 pound man running into it the odd time. It is used in the kitchen where the kids are not allowed without an adult. Just check your screws once in awhile.
Great. Thanks for the tip about pre-drilling holes, too. I tend to split wood when I drill holes, and that's a good idea.
sandyeggo3 years ago
This would work well for keeping your dogs out of a room. Sometimes I don't want my dogs to come into the house (when I'm having company), but they can still come in to the laundry room.(that's where the doggie door is. Putting this gate between the laundry room and the rest of the house would be perfect.
chrisla4 years ago
I give that kid a day (if less, start saving for college now :) before he figures out how to flip open the latch. If it's not impossible, they'll figure it out.
chrisandamanda (author)  chrisla4 years ago
He did it in under 5 mins. lol Need to get a spring loaded one that might take him a day. lol
drakesword4 years ago
Some cribs come with a side that folds or slides down. There should be some sort of locking mechanism there. Have you tried to find suck devices to further make your gate fully recycled?
chrisandamanda (author)  drakesword4 years ago
Yes I have but when you are trying to get in or out of a place with your hands full I found that this works best. This one did not have any movable parts as it was just an Apartment size (smaller) crib.