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My need is for a protective surround for a gas potbelly stove.
My 22 lb Boston just had eye surgery and since she can’t see, is bouncing her cone of shame off of everything. The stove gets hot and I’ve burned myself multiple times on it. To keep her from burning herself, I’ve been propping a compression type baby gate up against it but it was just a temporary obstruction. After a ton of measuring and comparison shopping, this is what I settled on. This is very cute. The dark wood matches my living room tables. It was available with 2-day shipping through prime. A bit high priced at $99 so I have high expectations for durability and longevity of the product.
No assembly required. It is a bit heavy and awkward to put in place.
I am not using in a high traffic area.
I’m using indoors.
I do not need the feet that came included although mine do fit snugly.
My top concern is possible damage from the radiant heat of the fireplace.
My negatives are: the gate on mine is sprung and off plum. However this is cosmetic and the door operates fine also I will not be using this feature often.
There are some cosmetic blemishes that are disappointing, however with wear and tear it would be expected, just not fresh out of the box. I’ve knocked two stars off for the gate being sprung and another for the cosmetic blemishes.
I may add a star back after some time with it. I also may order one for using at my office.
I used this gate to seperate my dining room from my living room. One day I took it outside on my porch to block the dog from going down the stairs. I didn't have it completely straight and I was using the support feet but the wind blew it over and down 5 stairs. It broke off one slat and bent the heck out of the hinges. I've gone to a couple different hardware stores looking for home replacements but I haven't been successful. Currently it's taking up space in my dining room and I'm not sure if it's worth trying to fix or if I should just put it out for the trash.
If you don't plan on moving it and you have a small animal that won't touch it then I think it would be a good gate. Ended up being too fragile for my household I guess.
It’s not really useful for larger dogs since one easy push they can get out. It would be better if it had some non skid pads on the bottom to help keep it in place. But for smaller dogs I’m sure it would work great. It’s very cute and looks nice in the house as opposed to the ugly wired or plain looking gates. Also adjustments in length would be nice too but you can still manage using it if it’s too long for the door way. Otherwise I do like it but if I had to buy another one I’d probably choose something else.
I bought this to keep my two dogs out of the kitchen. The dogs know better not to knock it down, but when they do push against it, it teeters quite a bit. This is a very attractive gate, but if your dogs don't listen and understand that the gate means stay out, the gate won't stay erect for very long.
I bought the gate to keep my dogs from going into the basement. I bought two mounts that go in the floor to secure it. There is also the side of a staircase and a wall to hold it up but the floor mounts were just extra stability. I have 6O# dogs that are obedient so they don’t mess with it. I would not trust it as a stand alone gate.
I use this as a pet gate to block off my two dogs for my wider hallway. I had a hard time finding a gate wide enough to block off my hallway, so I am happy with the width of this gate. The wood is a good quality, it's easy to setup, and it looks really nice. But, it's not the most sturdy gate. It's pretty lightweight so my dogs can easily push it open. I didn't want to get a wall-mounted gate because I wanted the ability to move it around, so I knew sturdiness would be a trade off. I just use some piece of furniture to block it off on the opposite side. Also, the clasp on the door isn't super strong and sometimes doesn't close all the way.
I ordered this gate because it is free standing. We just purchased a home and I was worried about the dogs running out and getting lost in a new state. The gate came preassembled, minus the feet. I just slipped those on over the ends. I had also ordered a second pair of feet since I knew I would be bending the gate and wanted it to be sturdy.
However, it is not very sturdy. The individual panels are very pretty, and seem solid. There is no way to lock the hinges in place so my dogs basically can push against any of the hinged seams and push the gate out of the way.
My 8 year old boy also leaned into it and actually knocked the whole thing over.
I will have to run to the hardware store to find/install some sort of locking mechanisms to connect each panel and also attach it to a wall.
The gate was totally pre-assembled and easy to install. Love the door which eliminates need to climb over gate or move whenever I need to pass through. However, gate is extremely light weight and could be knocked over easily by even a small dog unless anchored at both ends with heavy furniture for r perhaps somehow secured to the wall.