Monday, December 30, 2013

Bedroom Screen Door handmade

Finally got another project finished! Only took a couple of hours and wasn't very hard to do.
My daughter in-law has two cats that love sleeping in my "almost" one year old grandsons crib, and since he wasn't sleeping in it, it wasn't that big of a deal. IMG_2332
Now we fast forward a few months and my daughter in-law and son are giving me grandchild number seven in a few weeks! No, they don't have seven, this will be number two for them. Their first son will be one January 4th and the new baby is due the end of January, so the rush was on to figure out something to keep the cats out of the crib and still let the heat into the room because the only heat source is in the hallway!
I thought a screen door would be perfect so we went to to see if we could buy one.  No such luck as the bedroom has a very small doorway, only about 24”x78”.  So I decided to make my own.  I went back to Lowe's and purchased the things I thought I would need to build this screen door. 2- 1x4x10 Top Choice white pine boards and 2 packages of Stanley-National Hardware 3-in x 3-in Zinc T Plate and a package of Stanley-National Hardware 3-1/2-in Zinc Flat Brace.  I already had a package of a Stanley-National Hardware Zinc Screen Door and Storm Door Set to use to attach the door to the frame.  I also had taken the door down that’s usually there and used it as a guide to size the screen door correctly.  Picture below shows the wood already cut and laid on top of the regular with brackets.

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This is the package of the Stanley-National Hardware 3-in x 3-in Zinc T Plate.
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This is an up close picture of the T bracket laid out on the frame from Lowe's. IMG_4249
Here is a picture of the Stanley-National Hardware 3-1/2-in Zinc Flat Brace from Lowe's
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This is an up close picture of the flat bracket from Lowe's laid out on the frame.
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And here is a picture of what was used for the handle and the hinges to attach the door to the frame, Stanley-National Hardware Zinc Screen Door and Storm Door  also bought at Lowe's.
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Here is a picture of the door, un-painted, hung on the bedroom door frame!  And if you look to the right of the picture you can see a little bit of that "baby bump"!
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I think it came out pretty good and once it’s stained or painted it will look even better!  Til next time….

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