Pet gates are often wood or metal. Wood is often a choice often based more in aesthetic concern, so if that is important for you – you may want to consider that. Metal gates are longer-lasting and in a sense more durable, and may also be a safer alternative to wood gates where your child could potentially inherit a splinter after long wear and tear of the gate.
However, there are basic materials and tools you’re going to use. To guide you along with preparation, here are some basic things you’ll need to prepare: wood (5 2×4 inch boards and 1×2 inch board), wood glue, decking screws, hinges and latches. As for the tools you’ll need to keep these handy: hand saw, circular saw, measuring tape, power drill, level and framing square.
Now while the width of the gate has to fit exactly with the opening of the fence, you can have the height deviate a bit. If you look closely to different gates, the design will determine the exact height of the gate. I don’t know about you, but most fence gates I’ve observed are taller than the fence itself.
When this is complete and the prototype is produced or procured there will be a stage-gate approval meeting with Sales and Marketing. They must approval the cost, appearance and functionality.
Pilot Manufacturing Run (If the product is a hard-good)
Essentially, a pressure-mounted gate sits between two points (two walls) and does not require any special tools or hardware to fit. They stay in place by way of a spring pressure mechanism that will result in a sturdy, but easily removable fitting. You may want to consider this option if you plan on moving the gate around or taking it travelling with you.
You sure wouldn’t want to take so long completing the project especially if the fence could be left wide open while you’re working on the gate. An excellent blueprint will guide you through the whole process extensively so that you won’t have to spend any time figuring things out on your own. That in itself is worth the dollars you invest in a good fence gate plan.
Most definitely the most likely reason for people investing in pet gates (many people need more than one to accommodate their households) is due to the fact that you either have, or are planning on soon having a child / children. This is absolutely a valid concern, and you were right to consider it.
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