Bench/gate ideas


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Old 02-23-20, 06:12 AM
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Bench/gate ideas

Id like to build something to block this area at the top of our deck steps to keep our small dog on the deck.

was wondering if I could make a moveable bench with a back to prevent people from sitting and falling down the stairs. Id also like something moveable to open the area up completely as well.

any creative ideas? Maybe I should just buy a framed lattice panel and build a channel for it to slide back and forth through.
 
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Old 02-23-20, 06:45 AM
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I built a dog gate for our deck, and as you mentioned I used some lattice with routed frame to hold and small piece of the composite on top which matches the handrail.

Two cleats at the top and two posts at the bottom hold in place, it just lifts in and out!
 
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...make a moveable bench with a back to prevent people from sitting...
Well, I wouldn't make a bench if you don't want people to sit there.

One interesting solution I've seen was a box on wheels. The top was a planter for flowers and the lower part was shelves for storage/display. The whole thing was on casters so they could move it to block the stairway when needed but it also looked like a piece of patio furniture when it was pushed aside.
 
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Sorry. Should have spelled it out better. I dont mind people sitting there, but it would need a back to prevent people from possible falling down the stairs.
 
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Can I see a pic? I think Id rather have mine slide to the side to create the pass through.
 
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Old 04-10-20, 01:19 PM
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Can the "small" dogs fit thru the spindles ?
If yes..... will blocking that opening keep them from trying to pass thru elsewhere ?
 
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She might be able to fit through but its elevated so I dont think shed try. She hasNot shown any interest in going through them yet. Wed be up on the deck with her whenever shes trapped inside.
 
 

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