The nights are still hot here, but we can’t have the bedroom window open due to mosquitoes and the risk of dengue, a fan is not sufficient, and I am certainly not going down the road of Air Con, so it was time to make mosquiteras. I thought I would start with one, and see how it went.
I did make some when I lived in Spain, and they worked, so no reason why not here, This version only works with sliding windows.
I cut some 4×2s to 1/2” x 1 1/2”, for this window I was making them 45.5” by 15”, I had to make two frames, and the net is sandwiched between the two. Once the timber was cut, I half-lapped all the pieces, sanded them, then glued and clamped. When dry, I painted the frames, after which I stapled the net over one frame, and then glued the second on top. I just need to make a couple of handles, to make it easier to place.
You then place the netted frame in the window opening and slide the window until it holds the frame in place, simple but effective.
Hopefully now I will get a decent nights sleep.
-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright