How to Install a Screen Door

Kristine(Teeny Ideas)
by Kristine(Teeny Ideas)
how to install a screen door
I love those old wood screen doors that just push open and then bang shut when they close. Something about them just makes me think of summer and kids flying out the door to play. A couple of weeks ago, I came across them at Lowe’s and brought one home. They had a few different styles and were relatively inexpensive.
Measure hinge 7″ from the top of the door. Hinge #2 38″ from top of the door.Hinge 69″ from the top of the door.
Using a 3/32″ drill bit, drill 1/4″ deep pilot holes. Attach hinges using screws.Select door handle placement (we eyeballed it), and drill 1/4″ pilot holes using a 3/32″ drill bit. Attach the handle using screws.
Now, I just have to figure out how to get white paint off the screen. Any suggestions? Sometimes painters tape gives you a false sense of security.
Now we just need to change the light, add a door mat and a pot of flowers.
Kristine(Teeny Ideas)
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  • Anny Palanzi Anny Palanzi on Jul 15, 2016
    did the door come with screen already installed in it? probably a dumb question. did you have to buy the screening material separately?

  • Bea Falcone Bea Falcone on Mar 31, 2020

    I have the same door. But my door on the outside doesn’t have trim to put half the hinge on. Is there another type of hinge I could buy? Please help me.

  • Monique Jones Monique Jones on Mar 22, 2021

    What did you use as a spring to shut the door?

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  • Betty Betty on Sep 14, 2017
    I bought the same screen Door but instead of the spring that helps keep the door closed I bought the kind that you use on a storm door . It works so much better .

  • Monique Jones Monique Jones on Mar 22, 2021

    I'm not sure, I like the old style look....but will think of the stronger spring