French screen doors #3: Mounting grills and door reinforcement

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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 04-12-2012 09:43 PM 11648 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Making the grills Part 3 of French screen doors series Part 4: The handles and plugging some holes »

This third installment includes a short narrated slideshow of the mounting of the grills made in the last installment and the continued reinforcement of the door. If you remember, I’m making a set of screen doors for set of Anderson french exterior doors.

Anyone have any recommendations on a good outside finish for pine? I’m thinking spar or marine varnish.

-- 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 04-12-2012 09:48 PM

great …making progress Dan, good idea in tapping the screws into your flat bar..look forward to the next video…grizz

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#2 posted 04-13-2012 02:15 AM

looking good Dan,like the music seems calm,nice video look forward to the next,as said i just happen to have installed french door on my shop a pair i found that some one threw away left them on the side of a dumpster so that that a person could see them i did and stopped and loaded on my truck .not sure what kind they are but look like Anderson. being new and never installed a door i paid a man to install them he got half way thur and didn’t come back luckily i had only paid him half and the other was going to be paid at the completion.i had to finish it and found hanging a door it a lot harder than i thought but got it done.ill be adding some screen door to it so thanks for the time you put in the video.even got a dog like the added feature .got to get one of those plug cutters have seen them but thought it was more complicated seem pretty straight forward thanks Dan great post

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#3 posted 04-13-2012 04:11 PM

very cool vid – thanks :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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