This gate is surprisingly flawed for such an expensive product. On the upside, it is solid and opens up almost the entire width of the door, unlike many other gates. On the downside, the lock mechanism isn't very smooth, the gate sags on its hinges, both of which makes the opening and closing quite noisy - not something you want in or near the nursery. It also requires drilling, which makes it potentially unsuitable for staircases and some homes. For something in this price class, I expected more.