Screen Door

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Project by Jim posted 06-23-2013 06:16 PM 2415 views 17 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well we had this old metal screen door that had seen better days, I looked around and was amazed at what they were
charging for what they called a wooden screen door. So I browsed here and a few other sites and went for it.
I added a little touch for the wife. It’s made out of 3/4 red oak glued with pocket screws.


-- Measure twice, cut once.

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#1 posted 06-23-2013 09:00 PM

very nice, I was thinking the other day about making one. are those light houses, the pictures make it difficult for me to see. did you carve them or sand blast or? I would think this would be a way for a woodworker to make a little extra money.

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#2 posted 06-23-2013 09:03 PM

Nice! I am actually going through the same thing. I need a new screen door, and the ones available in the local market are…... ridiculous is about all I can say. I’m about to start building my own any day now.

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#3 posted 06-23-2013 11:51 PM

Makarov yes those are lighthouses, carved in with my Carvewright machine

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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#4 posted 06-24-2013 12:05 AM

Really nicely built. The carvings give it an extra nice look.

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#5 posted 06-24-2013 12:38 AM

Nice looking screen door.

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#6 posted 06-24-2013 01:23 AM

Wood screen doors are just so classic, and in a way comforting in the sound that they make when they close.

Nice work!

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#7 posted 06-24-2013 01:37 AM

nice job, they are high and yours is a lot better made oak will be there a while

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#8 posted 06-24-2013 04:27 AM

Sweet job Jim. Surely a top 3 project but a router attachment seems to have the top spot. The lighthouses re fantastic.

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#9 posted 06-24-2013 07:51 AM

A very nice and well built door with some custom features all in one package.

I’m curious what was the store price for a “wood” door and what did yours cost. It’s worth twice what you paid.

I’m happy for you cause you gotta know your wife loves it!

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#10 posted 06-24-2013 08:36 AM

Thank you for the nice comments, I’m still relatively new at this. Seeing the many awesome projects
on here helped me go for it. @Calgaryjeff I spent approx 75.00 dollars on the wood, but bought a few clamps
also. I enjoyed it

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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#11 posted 06-24-2013 02:11 PM

Great job Jim. Love the carvings. I don’t have a carvewright so here is a cell phone picture of my screendoor.
The details were scroll sawn.

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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#12 posted 06-24-2013 07:35 PM

Bill I like it! now I looked at a door at Loews like that and it was almost 200.00 and I didn’t
think very well built

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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#13 posted 06-24-2013 07:41 PM

Whoa I just noticed my project made it to the top 3, thank!!!!!!

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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