wooden screen door

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Project by grizzman posted 02-20-2011 01:04 AM 9234 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my mother in law needed a new screen door, so..this door is made from antique southern yellow heart pine and walnut, it has some little worm holes going on it that made it have that rustic look. the joinery is all mortise and tenon, the tenons are 2 inches deep and about 7 1/2 inches wide, i cut a 3/8 inch rabbit to attache the screen to and put a 3/8 walnut molding over it to secure it well, i also capped both sides of the door with a 1 1/8 wide piece of walnut just to give it a little pop .all of the tenons are secure with 2 oak dowels . i had a piece of elk antler left over from a knife handle i made that i thought would make the perfect was a fun build and with my back problems, totally wore me out..i think i will just lay on the front porch now and look out the door and drink some lemon aid. thank for taking the time to look at my newest project, i welcome your comments, grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#1 posted 02-20-2011 01:06 AM

Super Job Grizz I bet she loved it


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#2 posted 02-20-2011 01:10 AM

I like the look of the door it turned out nice.I built one similar to that and it has been doing real good.I was using them cheap ones from H.D. they did not last long at all.

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#3 posted 02-20-2011 01:29 AM

Made in true Grizzman fashion… rustic and for someone else.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 02-20-2011 02:51 AM

It’s not everybody that would have an antler to use for a door handle…nice job!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#5 posted 02-20-2011 03:27 AM

Wow, a great door trimmed out with an AWESOME handle. Nice touch there Grizz.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#6 posted 02-20-2011 03:45 AM

Love the handle and the door looks real sturdy.. mate.

-- Be safe.

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#7 posted 02-20-2011 03:58 AM

Zowie… are on a roll, kid….....that is pretty slick.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#8 posted 02-20-2011 04:09 AM

I see only one problem with that door.

It just made the rest of the house look bad :-)

You’re a good son-in-law, Grizz.

I wish MY mother-in-law was worthy of such things :-P

-- -- Neil

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#9 posted 02-20-2011 04:15 AM

Nice job. Another project made for family with love. How cool is that!

-- Dale, Ohio

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#10 posted 02-20-2011 05:00 AM

Looks good Grizz. Very nicely done. I forgot what a screen door used for?

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 02-20-2011 06:00 AM

you rock busy boy,that handle is just so …......Grrrrryzzly :-)

Neil don´t let the wife see that comment …...... :-O

thank´s for sharing the idea Grizzman

Take care
and enjoy the lemon its well deserved

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#12 posted 02-20-2011 07:35 AM

Summer’s comin’, looks like you’ll be ready!! Nice work Grizz

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 02-20-2011 08:02 AM

Really nice m/t work. And, you nailed it (IMHO) on the artsy-farsty pull. Really beautiful work. Thanks for the pics and post. With your permission, it’s on my short list of stuff to plagerize. :)

P.S.: I’m a NYC boy… a piece of antler? The only one in the whole city is on a famous jackelope head.

-- Pete -----

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#14 posted 02-20-2011 11:43 AM

Nice Job Grizz!!
I don’t know if you’ll be the one installing it, but I came up with a simple way for a screen door to be self closing here...
You’ll have to read down a bit, and there’s only one picture, but I think you’ll get the idea…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#15 posted 02-20-2011 12:58 PM

Outstanding job Grizz. Useful & not frilly. I got to get some photos of my pathetic projects on here. Take care.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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