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Making 28 wood screens for Park Pavilion

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Project by DaleMaley posted 09-02-2017 02:34 PM 635 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This summer, I am renovating our oldest park.

One of the renovation projects is to close in an existing 1957 shelter, then make 28 wood screens, each about 48×48 inches, to make it a screened shelter.

Our newer park has a similar screened in building, but after 13 years, the screens are coming loose prematurely. I studied the old design, and determined that over the years, the cedar wood used began to warp….....and the wind and/or people can easily push out the screens…....because the rubber spline rolls out of its groove.

I searched the Internet for design guidelines for how to design robust wood screen frames…......but really found nothing. I decided to add an extra piece of cedar to the frame, to keep the spline from rolling out.

The frames and stops are all made from Cedar from Menards…...with 1 coat of stain. The screen material is Tuffscreen by Pfifer. The spline grooves are 1/8” wide and 3/16” deep with .130 inch diameter splines.

If you are interested in my Trials & Tribulations on this project (and there were several).......you can see the details at my woodworking web site.

Thanks

Dale

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/





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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 09-02-2017 03:17 PM

design should work out very well ….GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 09-02-2017 03:55 PM

That should keep things from bugging people. Good project that should benefit a bunch of people.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 09-02-2017 06:03 PM

You did a fine job on these screens for this pavilion. Nice work!

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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