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Blog series by Craftsman on the lake updated 04-14-2012 12:29 AM 4 parts 15597 reads 18 comments total

Part 1: Starting with embedded framing squares?

04-04-2012 12:08 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 7 comments »

A set of hard to get screen doors for Anderson exterior french doors. This ‘beginning’ shows the production of the rails and styles with embedded metal to brace the doors to help with any possible sagging. The unusual thing about it is that as I was going to weld up some flat bar into an L shape, I instead found some $2 framing squares which looked exactly like what I would have made. View the short video of the start of these doors. The video begins after I have cut up and st...

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Part 2: Making the grills

04-10-2012 08:20 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 3 comments »

In the last video, I began making screen doors for a set of exterior french doors. Today I started to make the grils. The owner wanted vertical slats that rose at least 24” as he has a medium sized dog that wil punch the sceen out without them. I’ve decided that a dog needs to go in and out so I’ll put the grills on both sides of the doors.Cutting the slats, About a dozen per grill was a long tedious task with sanding and all. Below is a short slideshow video with narrated e...

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Part 3: Mounting grills and door reinforcement

04-12-2012 09:43 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 3 comments »

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.

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Part 4: The handles and plugging some holes

04-14-2012 12:29 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 5 comments »

This short narrated slideshow shows the making and installation of the handles and covering the pocket hole indents.

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