French screen doors #2: Making the grills

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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 04-10-2012 08:20 PM 10108 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Starting with embedded framing squares? Part 2 of French screen doors series Part 3: Mounting grills and door reinforcement »

In the last video, I began making screen doors for a set of exterior french doors. Today I started to make the grils. The owner wanted vertical slats that rose at least 24” as he has a medium sized dog that wil punch the sceen out without them. I’ve decided that a dog needs to go in and out so I’ll put the grills on both sides of the doors.
Cutting the slats, About a dozen per grill was a long tedious task with sanding and all. Below is a short slideshow video with narrated explanation.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#1 posted 04-10-2012 09:04 PM

very nice dan, i know they will look great, you are certainly the craftsman on the lake..very nice music as well…

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#2 posted 04-11-2012 01:25 AM

nice video ,look forward to the next one, like that work bench glad when i get thur with mine had to stop and build some bee hives.need to build some doors to. yours are looking good .u know i almost filled that center well on the bench with a board but was watching you use it to fix your sisters thingamajig to clamp it using the open well i glad i didn,t.have used it a few times just got to install the center pipes and it will be done .

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#3 posted 04-11-2012 01:29 AM

I’ve removed the boards and used the centerwell many many times. When making furniture, sometimes a vice that can open 6 feet is just plain handy.

Thanks for the comments.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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