Mosquito Door

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Project by steliart posted 05-29-2012 09:43 AM 2167 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The summer is here for good now, and in my country (Cyprus) temperature is expected to reach about 45 Celsius (110 – 115 Fahrenheit) during July – August.
Since I am near the coast and there are many swimming pools in my neighborhood, mosquitoes and flies are a big issue, so I made a mosquito door to keep them out and let the night breeze in.
The door frame was made from 1.5×1.5 Swedish Pine, painted in white and with some aluminum mosquito net. Couple of door handles, 4 hinges and a magnet completed the project.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of all inventions

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#1 posted 05-29-2012 11:02 AM

Really nice screen door. Also like the inside door. Very different in design. I notice, no door knob?? How does the interior door stay closed?

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 05-29-2012 12:36 PM

Nice job

-- Joe

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#3 posted 05-29-2012 01:15 PM

Very nice door. I like that you made the horizontal supports on the thin side, to leave more area to view the courtyard.
I do wonder about the screen material. With the seawater close by, does it affect the aluminum? Most of the screening available for that here is nylon(or some kind of man made material).

-- Mel,

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#4 posted 05-29-2012 01:55 PM

The outer side has no knob, open only with key because once is shut is locked, but its inner side does have one.

No, aluminum screen does not get affected by seawater or moisture but is slightly more delicate than steel screens which do get rusted. The nylon types I could find here are of two colors green and white but both do obstruct the view.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of all inventions

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#5 posted 05-29-2012 03:13 PM


Excellent Design and Execution. I like the magnetic catch.

Very nice fit and finish. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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