I did some quick searching on Pinterest and found lots of lots of great inspiration.
For added stability, Ryan mounted it to the wall on an additional 1×4 that was screwed into the studs. He used two piano hinges that made it really smooth to open and close, and it also holds up the gate nicely. No sagging at all. We decided on a simple bolt closure, which is easy for Ryan and I to maneuver one-handed but gives a sturdy lock for Henry.
I’m really pleased with how gate blends with all the woodwork in the stairway. It doesn’t scream, “I’m a plastic piece of baby junk.” Which I consider a win.
Now Henry has plenty of safe space to play. This has become his area to hang out when I’m getting ready in the morning.
So, that’s our better baby gate. I think it’s a huge improvement over anything available at the big box stores. Don’t you?
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