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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.

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.

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.

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).

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