Custom Screen Door

 

View from inside house

Custom Screen Door Silhouette

Several years ago we refurbished the front gate and driveway gates for a client. We also made some matching double side gates for the side of the house. The client was very happy with these past projects so recently we were contacted again to replace an ugly screen door with a new custom screen door with the same style as the previous work we did.

It was a straight forward design made from 16mm square steel with the aluminium insect screen secured by a 13mm steel framework attached to the main frame using 5mm countersunk stainless steel screws.

As is usual with older homes the doorway was not square. It was tilted ~8mm from the vertical which, although it seems a tiny amount, becomes glaringly obvious when fitted with a rectangular frame that is square. Building a crooked frame to compensate for this requires a lot of patience and care. It can be quite stressful once a door is made and being installed wondering if it will fit as planned. It is a great feeling when everything is bolted in position and all the gaps on both sides are uniform.

Old screen door

Original Screen Door

Custom Screen door

New Custom Screen Door

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