We're a dog-centric family (yeah, most of you know that already). In the past, the dogs have always slept with us in the bed. As we've moved from 1 dog to 2 dogs to 3 dogs, it's become a little more crowded on our bed over the years. At this point we've had 3 dogs for a few years now and I'm pretty sure we've haven't slept well in those years.
About a year ago we decided enough was enough and kicked them out of our room so we could sleep with more space. Unfortunately Opie (our youngest and still puppy-brain) decided that was unacceptable. So at night he would roam around the house, look out the windows and start barking maniacally whenever he saw something. So we'd wake up multiple times at night from the barking. After a few days we decided that was not the solution so the dogs made it back into our room and into our bed.
|View of our side of the bedroom
|View of the dog's side of the room
I decided this was not going to be our permanent solution. Did a little googling, little pinterest, and found this. PVC pipe was the perfect solution!
|Two side sections completed
I made some modifications because I didn't want to screw the gate into the ground and I wanted it to come apart easily when/if we no longer needed it.
|Bottom bar added for stability but not glued to make for easy removal in the future
|Corner braces holding sides to bookshelves
|Velcro wrap as our door lock