How do I build a gate on my deck stairs?

In the construction of a gate, there is no significant difference from any other gate when it is serving a stairway, other than its location and the direction it swings. A gate should never swing toward a stairway, whether at the top or at the bottom. A gate can be provided directly at the top of a stairway, provided it swings in the appropriate direction. 

Deck Gate
Deck Gate

This self-closing gate can lock to keep unsupervised children from entering the pool area.

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