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Old 11-10-2015, 05:24 PM   #1
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So my wife and I are expecting twins and I'd like to install a swinging gate at the top of my stairs. Can someone tell me the easy way to make this installation bar with the molding on the floor? Just want to make sure I'm thinking and doing this right. I should just be able to trim out that rectangle and install it right?
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Old 11-10-2015, 05:36 PM   #2
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No clue, all we see is a close up blurry picture.
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Old 11-10-2015, 06:25 PM   #3
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Yea, people just wanna use their smart phones to take pics these days.

If you're thinking of cutting a notch in the base molding, I think it's not a very good idea.

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How many inches high is the molding?
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Old 11-14-2015, 06:58 PM   #5
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I'm more of an expert on babies than carpentry. Several sites on the Net say to secure it to the middle of the molding but can you be certain of how secure the molding is on the wall? Can you find a stud that isn't too far from the step that leaves only a small gap? You have many months before the babies are crawling. Hopefully someone knowledgeable will answer or critique me Here is a site that provides mounting help and mentions moldings. They recommend a swinging gate so the kids won't copy their parents stepping over the gates.
http://www.safebeginnings.com/Webcom...&I2.x=0&I2.y=0

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There will be a stud in that corner--likely two of then (3")wide total.
If the baby gate must be hinged at the bottom (few are hinged that low)
then you will need to attach a wood strip to the wall that is the same thickness as the base molding.

When you have chosen a gate--post a link and one of us will tell you the easiest way to mount it.
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I glued and anchored two blocks to the wall and then attached the gate to those blocks.. I just knocked the last block off the wall yesterday.. Even thou the gate hasn't been up for say 3 years.. otherwise I could have shown you..

Pretty much what oh'mike said..
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I would just get some wood to attach to the wall, to make up the difference in depth of the wall and trim molding. Then just sand, prime & paint the wood the same color as the wall, so that no one is the wiser.

The good thing about those doors, is that if you have pets, they keep them upstairs when guests are over.



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I used these..

http://www.target.com/p/evenflo-easy...w&gclsrc=aw.ds




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Alot of the new baby gates have adjustable ends to accommodate differences in the wall. I would say get a new baby gate like the one recommended above
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