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How to Build a Pet Gate or Baby Gate Using Supplies from your Local Hardware Store: 2nd Edition Paperback – January 31, 2012
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About the Author
Cheryl is an electrical engineer, serial small business owner, and expert carpenter. She specializes in Victorian restoration through her business Urban Revivals LLC, which focuses on specialty upgrades for homes circa 1880 - 1910. Her workmanship and techniques in ebonizing and gilding have been featured in the Washington Post, Washington Times, Washingtonian magazine, and PaintPro magazine. Her work restoring historic stairways led to the first gates being built in 2003. Those gates in Washington DC were so popular that her next business - Gates2U - was born. Gates2U has shipped thousands of gates to the US and Canada since 2003 in six different styles, including outdoor deck gates, to homeowners and commercial businesses. Her books are targeted to the do-it-yourselfer who is comfortable around tools, and wants to add tasteful ornament to their home. She is also planning on writing another book about her gradual migration from the high-technology defense industry into home improvement, which should give hope to anyone looking to start their "second career"!
Top customer reviews
I looked for a product for a long time and these plans fit the bill.
The slats really sink into the cross pieces and that they are reinforced as you build the gate making the gate really strong and easy to build - the project took me just one afternoon. I suspect it goes quicker if you build more of them!
We were able to make the gate nearly waist height, and finished it using the stain instructions in the book so it matched the stairway perfectly both in design and color.
All in all very helpful. I attached the hinges, and put in a doorstop for extra safety. The guide was very clear and every step was illustrated.