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Hi all,

Well due to circumstances beyond my control (lightning hit a nearby transformer frying my fridge, computer and tv—don’t worry the tools are ok!) I haven’t been able to get on here for a while but I’m back with my last screen door project that was delivered on Halloween. As of right now I’ve got 5 orders for more screen doors for early spring. I can hardly believe the demand for these! So to protect myself and the people who are buying them hubby says it’s time for a DBA. Would love any advice you may have.

-- Robbinscabin, www.facebook.com/northcountryrustics





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 01-08-2009 04:01 PM

Looks good! It’s nice to know that there are still some untapped niche markets out there.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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woodworm

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#2 posted 01-08-2009 04:16 PM

Nice piece and good opportunity!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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John Gray

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#3 posted 01-08-2009 04:23 PM

My advice is…............KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK and make sure you charge enough!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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robbinscabin

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#4 posted 01-08-2009 10:55 PM

Thanks all!

John, I’m wrestling with the price issue right now. I know how much it costs to make one but my time and effort that’s a bit harder for me to put a price tag on.

-- Robbinscabin, www.facebook.com/northcountryrustics

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Wood0z

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#5 posted 01-16-2009 08:33 AM

Far out I’d like it!

-- RJC

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Mike

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#6 posted 04-13-2009 03:29 AM

Nice, really nice. I like it!

-- Mike, VT

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Christopher

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#7 posted 05-11-2009 01:47 AM

These are very cool. Is it plywood?

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robbinscabin

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#8 posted 05-11-2009 01:54 AM

Yes. It’s the best grade plywood I can find. However, I hope to be doing an upgrade (out of the Lowes stock soon) to even better plywood.

-- Robbinscabin, www.facebook.com/northcountryrustics

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 05-11-2009 02:12 AM

Another great screen I think DBAs are a little difference in each state. In my state a DBA is just to protect your business name but offers no legal protection against law suites only incorporation offers legal protection in my state. Great job on the screen door.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos wood crafting & woodworking classes

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robbinscabin

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#10 posted 05-11-2009 12:10 PM

Yeah, given the economic downturn I decided that I didn’t want to go “all in” at this point. I’ll give it a while if I end up doing a door a week for others than maybe I’ll re-consider the whole business thing.

-- Robbinscabin, www.facebook.com/northcountryrustics

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Christopher

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#11 posted 05-12-2009 04:46 AM

Do you find that it tends to twist and warp at all over time so the edge of the door no longer seals? I ask because I desperately need a new screen door and am considering trying this out. It looks rustic and it is superbly simple!

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robbinscabin

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#12 posted 05-12-2009 05:07 AM

My first door was completed just about a year ago. It has no framework on the backside of the door but in the past year I haven’t seen it warp or twist…HOWEVER, I no longer make them this way because even using 23/32 plywood I feel that it isn’t solid enough. So I add 1×4’s to make a frame and center rail (if the design allows). This step prevents several issues I HAVE had with my first door. 1~The kids pushing against the screen instead of a wooden hand bar (for lack of a better term). 2~It covers the small groove that the screen and spline are inserted into and helps to hold the screen securely. And last but not least 3~It makes the door more substantial looking. Hope this helps.

-- Robbinscabin, www.facebook.com/northcountryrustics

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janice

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#13 posted 09-15-2009 02:05 AM

That sure doesnt look like plywood to me.

-- Janice

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rainymountcraftsman

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#14 posted 10-30-2009 07:00 PM

Very nice!!! Im building a screen door for a customer looking for ideas I came accross yours. Not even the same type of screen door im building, but I just had to say it looks awesome.

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robbinscabin

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#15 posted 11-02-2009 02:30 AM

Thank you. They are fun to make. Too bad “screen” season has passed here for the winter. LOL.

-- Robbinscabin, www.facebook.com/northcountryrustics

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