Handmade screen door

Handmade screen door

There’s not much worse than a house filled with annoying flies or mosquitoes. That’s why  avoid opening windows that don’t have screens.  The same goes for doors.

But with a screen door installed, you can open the front door and allow a nice breeze to enter without invitring irritating bugs into your house. And yes, this handmade screen door does that pretty well.

Buying plastic or metal manufactured screen doors is okay but if you’re going for a rustic home, then this is the way  to go! Nothing beats the classic screen doors most of us could remember when we were younger. The noises it makes as we open and close it.

Take a look at how this DIYer built his own sturdy rustic screen door!

You’ll need these materials:

  • 5/4×6” Fir Lumber
  • 3/8 or ½” Oak or Walnut Dowel
  • Metal Screen
  • 3×1” Brass Hinges
  • Screen Door Spring
  • Handle and Latch
  • #6 x 1” Brass Screws
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Stain

And these tools:

  • Planer
  • Table Saw
  • Tenon Jig
  • Precision Centering Tool
  • Precicion T-rule
  • Drill with ½” Forstner Bit
  • Chisel and Sledge Hammer
  • Square
  • Clamps
  • Sander
  • Skil Saw
  • Router
  • Staple Gun
  • Miter Saw

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Thanks to RunnerDuck Resources for this great project. You can get the step-by-step instructions here

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