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Recycled Douglas Fir Window Screens

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Project by gizmodyne posted 12-28-2007 04:05 AM 2710 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The original screens were completely falling out.

I resawed the screens from douglas fir beams as usual and then joined them with my domino. First project to test the capabilities. Very Cool.


Rabbeting the screens with a rabbet bit.


Some chisel help to square the corners.

The trim pieces were made by ripping on the bandsaw, planing to final width, and then running the roundovers.


Sanding the screens. The raking light helps with discovering and fixing sanding scratches.


Unfortunately the screens take over the entire shop when finishing.

Finish:
Prestain: Linseed Oil/ mineral spirits Wash
Stain: 2 Coats Early American Minwax
Top Coat: Marine Varnish

The screens are hung with storm sash hangers. They come in galvanized steel, but I painted them metalic bronze.

It is great to finish this project.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 12-28-2007 05:05 AM

Nice recycling job!

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

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#2 posted 12-28-2007 08:55 AM

A lot of tricky work in that job. Well done. Nice use of recycled timber.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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rikkor

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#3 posted 12-28-2007 12:06 PM

Dittos on the recycling. The screens look very nice.

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#4 posted 12-28-2007 12:31 PM

Nice wood and tricky job.

-- Jiri

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cajunpen

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#5 posted 12-28-2007 01:13 PM

I like it – cheap materials + good craftsmanship = high class project.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#6 posted 12-28-2007 05:42 PM

Looking good Giz!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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DrSawdust

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#7 posted 12-28-2007 07:45 PM

Excellent work. I always enjoy the details that you provide all of us during your projects.

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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Dan'um Style

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#8 posted 12-29-2007 01:19 AM

Great posting. Screens are something I need to put in my backporch. You did an exceptional job.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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gizmodyne

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#9 posted 12-29-2007 02:38 AM

Thanks all. The very fist screens I made were with pocket screws and pine, painted to match our windows. I recommend wood screens for their beauty to anyone with wood windows.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#10 posted 12-29-2007 07:54 AM

Great stuff Giz….your making want to sell my house and jump in to a renovation. My wife says we have to wait until my youngest finishes her masters though…:( What…she can’t study with powertools screaming in the background? I told her the spring of 2009 she better be ready to pack.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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gizmodyne

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#11 posted 12-29-2007 08:03 AM

Bob…. Don’t you see? It’s a cautionary tale. You have to live in the dump while you fix it up. Still lots of houses in the neighborhood if you want to move out west.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#12 posted 12-31-2007 03:57 PM

Way to recycle, I hate to see beautiful wood go to waste I have the town dump right behind my house and I’ve collected so much good lumber back there it just isn’t funny. Your on my A list Giz. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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gizmodyne

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#13 posted 01-13-2008 06:32 AM

Thanks Mike.

The wood is cheap too.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#14 posted 01-13-2008 07:06 AM

Great job John! I used Douglas Fir for things like that when I lived in California. Can’t get it here in Texas
as far as I know. SYP seems to be king here.

I used to live just down the 210 from you in Azusa. I do miss Tommy’s burgers, In-n-Out, Northwoods….

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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gizmodyne

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#15 posted 01-13-2008 07:28 AM

Yep. It is a burger town.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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