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Old 10-16-2009, 03:39 PM   #1
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After 2 years I finally got around to fabbing my screen door. I reviewed quit a number of different types and materials that I collected form this website and a few others and this is the design I came up with.
For any one interested see my pics on Webshots. I have not done all the descriptions yet.
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:44 PM   #2
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Some shots form inside.
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:26 PM   #3
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Looks nice

Thanks for taking the time to post about it


PS: I'm not sure if I'm going to install a screen door or not, but I've been thinking that a piece such as the one you installed for the front edge would do a much better job of stabilizing the body (from sag) than that stock, chromed bar does. Plus it could have other uses (hooks on the backside for keys or a coat, etc.).

I see you made a lofting pattern for that; if you'd be willing to share the numbers (or a photo of it that we can "read"), that would be really handy. (As a starting point anyway.)
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Old 10-16-2009, 07:33 PM   #4
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Nice work Con,
I hope you will finish your descriptions before I get around to doing mine. It is nice to have something to go by.
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:10 PM   #5
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Nice work Con. Very clean install, and I especially like ur snow tires!
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:44 AM   #6
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They are good on ice Greg!
I was considering doing a tutorial on the screen door much like the one I did for the Boler door fix.
I took lots of progress pictures and I made notes of all the dimensions as I went along.
The total cost was about $85
All the materials other than the alum. Piano hinges is available at your local glass shop and lumber yard.
I ordered 3- 6' lengths of alum. hinge form McMasters Carr for a total of $25 after conversion, shipping and the bonded import house.
The frame, corner clips and spline was $40
The screen and 12"a 8' piece of shelving was under $20
The other parts and prices, some were were free from the scrap bin at the glass shop and parts I had left over from other projects around the house.
(I discovered the glass shop bins are a gold mind for pieces) Why I didn't think of it sooner????
In Armstrong, the one place I found alum. piano hing, they wanted $33 including the taxes for one length and then it was too wide anyhow.

All in all I am very pleased with how it turned out. There are a couple of things I would do different if I was doing it again.
One is I would order the harder alum. alloy piano hinges as the ones I got are just a little to soft when you pop rivet them.

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