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    Build a Pet Gate (No Plans Needed)

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    This is the perfect tool for controlling small dog access to various parts of your home or office building!

    You can call it a pet gate, doggie gate, or pet door perhaps. Itís simply a means of denying access to certain rooms when we donít wish to allow our dog free reign over the entire house.

    The gates we have been using were quite expensive, made of metal, and manufactured in China. They are very wimpy in construction and have easily come apart just by falling over whenever we bump into them. We keep cobbling the back together with zip ties and epoxy, but they are getting worse. We could buy new ones, but we never got fair value from the ones we already purchased.

    Solution: Find some scrap wood and make a replacement. In this case, I had a couple of plywood scraps left from cutting stringers for my 5-panel bench design on my X-Carve CNC machine. They would have gone on the burn pile, but I rescued them and re-purposed them into a pet gate. I had a small pair of hinges that have been in my toolbox for over twenty years, still unopened in their original package. I had paint and polyurethane left over from previous projects. In essence, I had everything I needed to construct a replacement pet gate.

    This is a classic example of how we practice what we preach, here at Downeast Thunder Farm in Milbridge, Maine: ďRe-Use, Re-Purpose, Re-Cycle.Ē

    Many thanks to all my subscribers for participating, commenting, liking, and sharing my videos. I very much appreciate your continued support of my YouTube channel. Itís a lot of fun for me, and I hope this trend continues.

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    Just one more reason why scrap is not always scrap.
    nice gate. We don't have any pets in the house but my wife claims there is 1 pest no idea what she is talking about.
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

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    Thanks for your comment, Frank. I'm just wondering "who" that pest might be!
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    Thanks Downeast Thunder! We've added your Pet Gate to our Miscellaneous category,
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