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Project by Jim posted 423 days ago 1494 views 15 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well we had this old metal screen door that had seen better days, I looked around and was amazed at what they were
charging for what they called a wooden screen door. So I browsed here and a few other sites and went for it.
I added a little touch for the wife. It’s made out of 3/4 red oak glued with pocket screws.

Jim

-- Measure twice, cut once.





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Makarov

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#1 posted 423 days ago

very nice, I was thinking the other day about making one. are those light houses, the pictures make it difficult for me to see. did you carve them or sand blast or? I would think this would be a way for a woodworker to make a little extra money.

-- "Complexity is easy; Simplicity is difficult." Georgy Shragin Designer of ppsh41 sub machine gun

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Von

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#2 posted 423 days ago

Nice! I am actually going through the same thing. I need a new screen door, and the ones available in the local market are…... ridiculous is about all I can say. I’m about to start building my own any day now.

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Jim

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#3 posted 423 days ago

Makarov yes those are lighthouses, carved in with my Carvewright machine

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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Roger

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#4 posted 423 days ago

Really nicely built. The carvings give it an extra nice look.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 423 days ago

Nice looking screen door.

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RibsBrisket4me

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#6 posted 422 days ago

Wood screen doors are just so classic, and in a way comforting in the sound that they make when they close.

Nice work!

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eddie

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#7 posted 422 days ago

nice job, they are high and yours is a lot better made oak will be there a while

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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MarkTheFiddler

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#8 posted 422 days ago

Sweet job Jim. Surely a top 3 project but a router attachment seems to have the top spot. The lighthouses re fantastic.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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CalgaryGeoff

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#9 posted 422 days ago

A very nice and well built door with some custom features all in one package.

I’m curious what was the store price for a “wood” door and what did yours cost. It’s worth twice what you paid.

I’m happy for you cause you gotta know your wife loves it!

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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Jim

138 posts in 994 days


#10 posted 422 days ago

Thank you for the nice comments, I’m still relatively new at this. Seeing the many awesome projects
on here helped me go for it. @Calgaryjeff I spent approx 75.00 dollars on the wood, but bought a few clamps
also. I enjoyed it

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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BilltheDiver

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#11 posted 422 days ago

Great job Jim. Love the carvings. I don’t have a carvewright so here is a cell phone picture of my screendoor.
The details were scroll sawn.

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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Jim

138 posts in 994 days


#12 posted 422 days ago

Bill I like it! now I looked at a door at Loews like that and it was almost 200.00 and I didn’t
think very well built

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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Jim

138 posts in 994 days


#13 posted 422 days ago

Whoa I just noticed my project made it to the top 3, thank!!!!!!

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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