How to Make a Tall Pet Gate

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Pet gates can solve a number of issues, whether it is containing a pet in one room or keeping it out of another. For larger pets or pets that are exceptionally good at jumping over gates, a taller pet get is in order. Making a simple pet gate that can successfully keep your pet contained can be completed with inexpensive tools and supplies. Purchasing a pet get can be expensive, but making your own is a project that can be completed within a few hours.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Measuring tape
  • PVC pipe
  • Pipe cutter
  • PVC pipe corners (4)
  • Cable ties
  • Mesh
  • Scissors
  • Hinges (optional)
  • Glue (optional)

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  1. 1

    Measure the width of the door you want for your gate. Use two pieces of PVC pipe that are as long as your door is wide and two that are tall enough to prevent your pet from jumping over them.

  2. 2

    Use a pipe cutter to cut the PVC piping to the length you need.

  3. 3

    Connect the four pieces of PVC pipe with 90 degree PVC corners. Glue them together for extra sturdiness if necessary.

  4. 4

    Cut a piece of wire mesh to fit the inside of your PVC gate frame and secure it with cable ties. Tie all four corners and the sides securely to the frame so that no edges of the gate become bent as they could cause injury to your or your pet.

  5. 5

    Attach your PVC gate to a door with hinges to make it a permanent fixture or secure it to the frame with cable ties for a mobile, temporary gate.

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