Agate Goguen Screen Door May 30th, 2018 - 07:21:40
How many framed mesh doors are actually wheelchair or stroller friendly? None. The beauty of the magnetic alternative is that for a handicapped person they simply wheel through or walk through with their cane and they dont have to reach for the door handle and prop it open while they attempt to maneuver themselves through. What about carrying a baby with diaper bags or even groceries? Youve got two hands full of grocery bags and no one home to help hold the screen door open. What do you do? Reach for the handle but that doesnt work because the six bags youre carrying wont allow you to reach.
These doors let you enjoy the fresh air without being affected by the unwanted bugs and pests. These doors can fit virtually any style of door including front doors side-entry doors sliding doors double French doors garage-entry doors patio doors and more. With an amazing ability to disappear these retractable doors have countless benefits over a traditional screen door. The best benefit is that the screen is virtually invisible. When not in use the screens disappear making your doorway more aesthetically pleasing as if a screen is not even there. Plus you dont need to keep the area around the door clear for the screen to open and close like traditional screen doors because these screens slide back-and-forth rather than open inward or outward. With many colors to choose from disappearing screen doors can blend beautifully with just about any color or style of door.
Some basic tools such as a tape measure hamper knife chisel staple gun and clamps will be needed. Designing and Cutting the Door Thinner wood stock is generally used when building a screen door generally in a five-eighths thickness. Choose a well-dried wood to avoid future wood shrinkage warping or swelling. Measure the dimensions of the door you need to construct and cut the horizontal and vertical pieces to fit. While constructing the door it can help to clamp the door pieces to a work table. To make the corner joins as well as when adding the center horizontal support piece you will need to take off half the thickness of one piece of wood where they will intersect with a saw so that the overall finished thickness of the joint will be equal to that of a single piece of wood.
Use a polyurethane glue and a brush to attach the wood support pieces together and then clamp and allow to dry completely. Once the glue joints are completely dry you can sand the door and apply a stain and clear finish or paint the door if desired. Adding the Screen to the Door Laying the door flat on the work table measure the overall opening and cut a piece of screen material to the proper size leaving several inches around the edges to make installation easier which will be trimmed later. Lay the screen over the top of the door frame and staple it to the top of the frame pulling it tightly towards the bottom of the door.