Screen Door Latches – A screen door is a superb way to not just allow some fresh air and sun into your home, but also to keep insects and other pests outside at the same time. By using a screen door, you also have the ability to maintain your home enclosed, while allowing a breeze, either when the weather is hot or anytime you only want to allow a bit of atmosphere in. Even though you can buy display doors for your home, they are in fact fairly simple to make, requiring just a few supplies and tools, using simple building techniques. Screen doors can be either very simple in layout, or can be more elaborate, depending upon your wants and building skills.
Supplies You Will Need, You will require some thin wood stock to use for the display door construction, a hardware frame for the doorway itself, and display meshing, together with a 1/4 inch from 3/4 inch screen molding. Some basic tools such as a tape measure, hamper, knife, chisel, basic gun and clamps will be needed.
Pick a well-dried wood to avoid future wood shrinkage, discoloration or warping. Measure the dimensions of the doorway you need to build, and cut the horizontal and vertical pieces to fit. While building the doorway, it can help clamp the door pieces to a work table. To produce the corner joins, in addition to when adding the center horizontal reinforcement piece, you’ll need to take off half of the depth of a single piece of wood where they will match a saw, so the overall finished thickness of this joint will probably be equal to that of one piece of wood. Use a polyurethane glue and a brush to attach the wood service pieces together, and then clamp and let it dry thoroughly.
Adding the Screen to the Door, Laying the doorway flat on the work table, measure the overall opening and cut a piece of display material to the appropriate size, leaving a few inches around the edges to make installation simpler, which is trimmed later. Lay the display over the top of the door frame, and staple it to the peak of the frame, pulling it tightly towards the bottom of the doorway. Make sure to pull the display tightly in the flat directions as well, keeping in mind that display tends to stretch over time. The display can be stapled directly to the doorway, as the staples will be dealt with by molding that will be placed around the border of this display. After the display was stapled firmly into place, trim the display and cover the edges with all the display molding.
Finishing the Job, Once the doorway itself was assembled, it is possible to set up the door frame , and also then attach the new screen door to the frame. Attach a door handle and secure the door to the frame using spring hinges so the door will close automatically.