How was your weekend + Monday?
I attended the Haven Conference for DIY and Home Decor bloggers over the weekend in Atlanta. It was glorious. I learned a lot, slept too little, and ate too much; and on Sunday, when all I wanted was my own bed, I was stuck in Chicago’s O’Hare airport for HOURS. I finally arrived at the reinvented home at 1am.
It took me all day Monday to recover.
I was so happy to see the engineer I decided to share another of his genius ideas today. My heart gets a little mushy when I’ve been away, what can I say?
This one is for the pet owners out there. Dog parents, actually.
I’ve mentioned before that we like to sit on our porch. In these rocking chairs. With wine.
We’d be okay with dogs too, but the
huge little buggers won’t stay on the porch. They run off after every chipmunk, babies in strollers, and even the occasional breeze.
I wish they would just relax, like this dude.
So to solve this little problem, the engineer built a DIY dog gate for the porch. It is made entirely of 2×2’s.
There are 2 horizontal 2×2’s, and as many shorter vertical pieces as you need to cover your porch opening, glued and screwed together.
The gate slides easily between the porch rail spindles on the right side.
And on the left side there is a “leg” so that the gate can stand up without a porch rail for support.
We painted the gate the same color as our trim, so it blends seamlessly with the porch.
And it keeps our sweet dogs exactly where we want them to be. We can slide the gate out of the way easily to exit the porch, and there are no hinges or hardware to worry about. In the winter it will be stored in the garage.
What do you think? Would you be interested in a detailed tutorial, engineer style?
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