Monday, July 16, 2012

Dog Gate

My mom and my sister looooovvvveee my dog. Me and my dad... not so much. He poops and pees in the living room and we have a DOG DOOR! Why not just go out side? Anyway my dad and I got sick of it so we decided to buy a fence. Well, those run about $80 to $120. No way were we gonna pay that so for about $40, we were able to make our own buying all new supplies at Lowes. If you are really resourceful about it, you may be able to make it even cheaper!\

-Plastic Lattice
-Cap Strip for the lattice
-2 Steel Angle brackets (The heavier the better)
- Bolts:
        Use 8 - 10-24X1
        Use 4- 10-24X3/4
- Hack Saw
- Drill
- Ruler

Step 1: Measure the width of the space you want to gate off. Time for MATH!
              - Subract 2 inches and that will be the size of the Lattice
              - The Cap strip needs to be 1/2in longer then the Lattice X2
              - The side cap strips can be determined by just eyeing it and marking it out. X2

Once you calculate the correct sizes for your space, cut them out using a hack saw!

Step 2:  Place cap strips on all sides of the lattice and zip tie them so they will stay in place to make the bolting easier.
Step 3: Drill holes about 3 inches from the ends in each cap strip. Then install the bolts. You will be using the longer bolts (10-24X1) for this step as to get through the 3 layers of plastic.

Step 4: You may now cut off the zip ties...

Step 5: Measure and mark where you want your heavy angle brackets. The design we came up with requires one bracket on each side about 4 inches from the edge.

Step 6: Drill the holes and install the smaller bolts (10-24X3/4). Use washers to spread the force out so that the plastic doesn't crack!

Now your done! No more dog going through my bedroom trash cans!! 

Heres what ours turned out to look like.


  1. Dogs are so lovely! But because it’s in their nature, they love to run around and cause mess in the house. Installing a fence like this has a lot of advantages for both your dog and your home. It is also very helpful for your dog so it can be trained to know which area he’s allowed to go to. I just hope he will not learn how to jump over that fence.

    Ellan Lima

  2. My mom and my sister looooovvvveee my dog. Me and my dad...