|Project by KarenHauck||posted 02-03-2014 09:56 PM||1306 views||6 times favorited||7 comments|
I made the door out of pine. It’s a slightly larger size door, and I just wanted to build it myself anyway, I used 2×4, my Kreg Pocket Hole jig, pieces of half round, and metal screen. Lowe’s cut the two by fours for me. I put them together on our kitchen floor. I don’t have a workshop. Our basement is mostly a dirt cellar. Not a good place to work. No garage, so I make do with the kitchen. And where ever else I find room that I need!! It works for me.
I sanded and primed the wood frame. Two coats of primer. Two coats of black latex. Stapled the screen, tightly stretched. Added the half round pieces to cover the edges of the screen wire. I metered the corners of the half round. But the horizontal pieces were not corners, so I used my small drilling tool to curve the on horizontal bars so that they fit nicely into the the verticals! Then gave the another coat of black paint. My husband and I hung it, using the hinges with the spring inside. It makes a soft, but satisfying slam when the door closes. I used a knob like on our old storm door, with the springy bar on the door frame.
When it gets warmer, I plan to make one for the front door. It is 42×86. Odd size!