Need to install a baby gate, but don't want to drill into the wooden stair banisters??? Cut a couple of 2x4's to the height of the banister, paint,and secure with heavy zip ties. Then just add the baby gate hardware to the new piece of wood........D.
Build Your Own Baby Gate. This is great for the bottom of the stairs, or the top, if you used a more child-proof latch design. Maybe just putting the latch on the side the kids aren't supposed to be on would keep little fingers from opening this. I REALLY love how it looks--and it's really just a half door. Perfect.