Screened Door

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Project by bennesh1 posted 11-21-2019 02:13 PM 261 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needed a new screen door to replace the PVC one that was sagging. This is made from Poplar and it’s about 5/4 thick and has pegged mortise and tenon joints for strength. Next time I will spend more time making a grove for the screen and use spline rather than just moulding to cover the screen ends as I’m not happy with the looks on that side. The door is plenty strong and will last far longer than the pvc one did.

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#1 posted 11-21-2019 02:25 PM

Nice job on Screen Door. What state are you in?

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#2 posted 11-21-2019 03:13 PM

Nice job on Screen Door. What state are you in?

- tyvekboy

I’m in NC close to Greensboro. I’m the one that reached out to you about your porch swing plans about a year and a half ago. I did build that swing but with half lap joints instead. I had problems with the mortise wall not being thick enough on one of the supports so I went with plan B. I will have to find some pics of that project and post sometime.

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#3 posted 11-21-2019 04:16 PM

nice door i just made one myself and yeah i made the groove and used spline,the nice thing is it pulls the screen nice and tight that way.looks good.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Dave Polaschek

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#4 posted 11-21-2019 11:00 PM

Looks like a nice sturdy door. Well done!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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