DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (http://www.diychatroom.com/)
-   Carpentry (http://www.diychatroom.com/f14/)
-   -   best way to build screens (http://www.diychatroom.com/f14/best-way-build-screens-89769/)

joetab24 12-16-2010 03:40 PM

best way to build screens
 
working on my porch project for a while now. documented in detail here.


I'd like to build some screens like this guy did. Got this pic from the contractor talk site.

http://www.contractortalk.com/attach...me-w-track.jpg


Wondering what the best way to build these screens would be.

Should I miter cut the corners?
Better to use 2 X 2s or 1 X 2s?
And is it ok to use screws? What size? Wish I had a nail gun.

I'd like to add the screens I build to these openings.
http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...etab24/006.jpg



Thanks for your help!

Ron6519 12-16-2010 07:03 PM

There are various screening hardware products. You would follow the directions of the manufacturer you're using.
Ron

Jim F 12-16-2010 07:38 PM

I've yet to build one but I would think that morise and tenon butt joints would be stronger than miter joints.

oberkc 12-17-2010 06:43 AM

Regarding the building of screens, I simply stapled the screen material to the structure, then covered the structure and staples with a trim piece. I suggest metal screening here (something more durable than the fiberglass screen).


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:38 PM.


Copyright 2003-2014 Escalate Media LP. All Rights Reserved