I wrote about this for the first time 3 years ago. Since that time, my readership has increased and I thought it was worth a second visit. I think it’s a neat idea. Like many of you, we have a porch and our dogs love to be out there. Sometimes, when I’m working in the garden or mowing, I put the dogs on the porch so they can be ‘with’ me. But we had a big archway/entrance onto the porch that needed to be secured. We needed some sort of gate.
A baby gate? No, although I thought about it briefly.
Here’s how we solved our problem. Our porch has white columns and a white, almost picket fence-like railing. So we took a trip to Lowe’s and found a piece of picket fence that was a bit damaged and asked if we could have it. I think we paid about 5 dollars for it. (We had already measured the opening and knew it would fit.)
So you see how the rails extend a bit beyond the actual pickets? I had an idea. I bought a couple of these metal pieces (don’t know the official name of them) and attached them to the columns that create the opening to our porch.
If you know the name of this thingamajig, let me know, please! Anyway, I figured I could just slip the ends of the rails right into these slots. And it worked.
The gate is secured, the dogs are safe, and the picket fence works beautifully with the style of our porch. This is a great idea for anyone with children or pets.
Because of intermittent internet access at the hotel while they are upgrading the Wi-Fi and having to move to a new room twice in two days, I’m terribly behind in reading your posts and commenting. Hopefully, things will be better when I get back on Tuesday.
By the way, on the way home yesterday, I was asking Don my usual questions: Have the tulips bloomed? Have you seen any daffodils yet? Is there any grass growing?
Answers: Don’t know. Don’t know. Don’t know.
When I asked why, he said, ‘because I just don’t notice things like that.’
At least he’s honest.