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Published on December 13th, 2013 | by Kara


Hemnes Dog Gate

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If you fail at teaching your dogs good door manners, at least know how to built a good gate! I got a hold of the headboard and footboard pieces from a Hemnes daybed from the “as is” section of Ikea. I put them to great use with this dog gate. The span of my entryway is 7.5′ so any decent store bought gate that would fit the space cost a small fortune.

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Two 4×4 posts are screwed into the floor with L-brackets at the bottom and a single L-bracket screwed into the wall at the top. The 2×4 post in the center is also screwed into the floor. It’s sturdy and beautiful. The the best part is, no more squeezing my body half way out the door, balancing on one foot and using the other foot to keep the dogs back while trying to pay the pizza guy! Woot!

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6 Responses to Hemnes Dog Gate

  1. MagnoliaSouth says:

    Brilliant! I love, love, LOVE this idea.

  2. Dianne Singer says:

    Great idea, great lateral thinking!

  3. Esmeralda says:

    When they need to poop I take them outdoors on a lead and let them do
    their business.

  4. kathy says:

    Hi, where did you get the posts? I love this!

  5. April G says:

    This is beautiful and ingenious! You make me wish I had a bigger entry way so I could try this.

  6. Angela says:

    Gorgeous! Love this idea. Well done.

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