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Kitchen Gate

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DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To enable an individual with mobility disabilities and the use of one arm to prevent a child from entering a kitchen. The unit comprises a frame made of pine, grooved out to provide a slot for a sliding plywood gate to slide through. The slotted gate replaced a clip closure that may have posed a pinching or trapping hazard to children The side of the unit that attaches to the wall was fixed to the skirting board so it could be removed when no longer needed and the holes easily filled. The unit wass fully sanded and all corners rounded for safety. The gate and frame were painted and decorated with water-based, non-toxic paint to match the decor of the house. DIMENSIONS: The frame was constructed of 50 x 25 millimeter pine. SKILLS REQUIRED: Carpentry. TITLE: Safety Zone. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Vol 22, no 3, Spring 2002: p 12-13. PAGES (including cover) 3 2002.


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