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When Barney is not invited.

Most of the time this two-panel gate fits against the side of stairs that lead to an upper deck. But when guests arrive, it unfolds to close off access to the 54-inch-wide stairway, keeping the family spaniel in the garden below.

To make the gate as light as possible, panels of redwood lattice were frame by redwood 2-by-3s. The lattice fits in an opening rabbeted on the inside edge of the frames; trim pieces hold the panels in place. Metal L-brackets in the mitered corners and a diagonal wire cable with a turnbuckle reinforce each section.

One section is mounted to a post on a pair of 3-inch door hinges; the other section hinges on the first. A hook-and-eye fastener locks the two panels together so the gate can swing as a single unit. Design: architect William B. Remick, Oakland.
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Date:Apr 1, 1985
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