Bi-Monthly Almanac: Safe Toddler Swing, Swinging Pet Door, and Other Household Projects

A safe toddler swing and a swinging pet door are two of eight small household projects covered in this ongoing feature.

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Make a swinging pet door by attaching coil springs to both sides of a small screen door. The springs will be strong enough to close the door, but your dog or cat will be strong enough to push it to get in or out.
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