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Project by Jarrhead posted 08-14-2017 04:47 PM 713 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is an example of adding other mediums to your woodworking project to give it that “one of a kind” handmade look. I needed some screen doors on the two doors of my house that open onto my back patio. Rather than just going out and buying some mass produced thing at Home Depot, I decided to make my own. But I wanted to add a little flair. So, I asked my artist wife to do a small design that I could use as an insert. Now, I could have easily cut out her design on the scroll saw, except I don’t own one (yet). Besides, I was thinking it would look nice, and probably last longer in that application if it were made out of steel. So, we took her design to a local business that does laser cutting and engraving. They produced two perfect laser cutouts out of 1/8” steel. I think the results are pretty nice. Doors were constructed of poplar, with mortise and tenon joinery. The hinges I got from Williamsburg Blacksmiths. The handle and latch were just some HD brand. They look great, and now we can leave the regular doors open and enjoy the breeze in cooler weather.

-- trn2wud





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Ocelot

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#1 posted 08-15-2017 12:59 AM

I’ve been wanting to build screen doors. The addition of the steel cutout really is a nice upgrade.

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#2 posted 08-15-2017 02:50 PM

You did a nice job on this screen door.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 08-15-2017 04:58 PM

I will build my next screen doors. Bought a nice looking one from HD and after three days of rain it fell in to.

-- Isaiah 40:31

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#4 posted 08-21-2017 03:42 PM

Sweet !. That looks awesome, and I love the insert. What a great idea.

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