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Screen Door

  • January 29, 2017

MMturner
MMturner
MMturner
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The front entry of our house is dark with no windows or the ability to have a cross breeze to enjoy the Washington weather. We could not just go to the box stores and buy a screen door because our front door is eight feet tall. It would have to be a special order which is costly. I decided to save money and build the door myself with the design I had envisioned.

Never having built a screen door before I was a little nervous about being able to create a finished product that would not only work and be secure but look as good as I had envisioned. I designed the door on graph paper and then took measurements. After buying the wood and supplies needed I got to work creating the door.

Though there was a bit of skepticism from my husband about being able to actually build the door, I got started. I had a little bit of help holding wood to make cuts on such a long boards. As the door took shape everyone was getting excited and helped finish the screening and hanging the door. Adding sealer on the door finished the project and we are now able to enjoy daylight and fresh air. We receive complements by all who stop by and then amazement when they hear that we made it ourselves!

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  • Wow. I love it. Great job.
    By Christine D, on January 31, 2017

  • This is very cool! Where did you get the hardware for the door. You did a great job
    By rchampine, on January 31, 2017
    • Thank you! I actually bought the regular L and T silver brackets from homedepot that we spray painted with a primer and color in one. We bought regular bolts and painted those as well. Super easy. The door handle came that color from homedepot.
      By MMturner, on January 31, 2017

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Screen Door

by MMturner
Jan 29, 2017
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The front entry of our house is dark with no windows or the ability to have a cross breeze to enjoy the Washington weather. We could not just go to the box stores and buy a screen door because our front door is eight feet tall. It would have to be a special order which is costly. I decided to save money and build the door myself with the design I had envisioned. Never having built a screen door before I was a little nervous about being able to create a finished product that would not only work and be secure but look as good as I had envisioned. I designed the door on graph paper and then took measurements. After buying the wood and supplies needed I got to work creating the door. Though there was a bit of skepticism from my husband about being able to actually build the door, I got started. I had a little bit of help holding wood to make cuts on such a long boards. As the door took shape everyone was getting excited and helped finish the screening and hanging the door. Adding sealer on the door finished the project and we are now able to enjoy daylight and fresh air. We receive complements by all who stop by and then amazement when they hear that we made it ourselves!