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"Chippendale" Wood Screen Door

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This wood screen door tutorial can help you save when its' time to replace your screen door. It cost us just around $30 in supplies as we already had a few things on hand, but you could build it for around $60 if you had to buy all the materials.
Time: 6 Hours Cost: $60 Difficulty: Medium
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More often than not we take to DIYing projects out of financial necessity. This new wood screen door is no exception.
I really loved the pattern on the door, but not the price tag. It didn't take any effort to convince the Mr. to build it for me.
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Off to Rona to pick up some 2 x 4's, 1 x 2's and a 2 x 6. Choosing very straight boards is essential.
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Assemble the frame, ensuring it is square before you fasten it all together using counter sunk 3 inch screws.
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Start the pattern by building an X across the lower half with the 1 x 2's. This gives you 4 quadrants to repeat the pattern. We started with the top quadrant and worked counter clockwise.
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A 3 inch space between the 1 x 2's ensured an even spacing all the way throughout as we continued to repeat the pattern in each quadrant.
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After the second quadrant was finished, the last two zipped along easily and quickly.
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And before we knew it, the pattern was finished, and we were dry fitting it to the frame before filling screw holes and giving it a good sanding to prep for painting.
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We choose to paint it white, but you could just as easily stain it instead.
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You can see the entire tutorial on the blog at www.redcottagechronicles.com as I tried to capture the process as Tim went about his work.

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  • Anne
    Anne East Moline, IL

    Love your door! We made this design for all the rails on our deck.....get LOTS of compliments!

  • Cheryl Dunn

    Beautiful job!! May have to try this!!

  • Joni Kinsey
    Joni Kinsey Hoquiam, WA

    That's great!! I'd love one for my back patio door. Looks a little to difficult for me. But beautiful!!

  • Koi4gail
    Koi4gail Hermiston, OR

    Can I just order one

  • Steamomatic

    What's the joints but or what ?

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