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Old 02-26-2011, 08:49 AM   #1
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a quick update...

built my first screen frame. still need to prime and paint.




put it in to make sure it fit.





i still need to add the screen. i know how to do this. i also need to add hardware to the screen to secure it to the opening.

was thinking i'd use something like this




a question...

do i now add a window stool?

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Old 02-26-2011, 10:13 AM   #2
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Joe,
I have a couple of questions on those.
What are the dimensions...40 x40? or so.
What are those snap-in holders, they look interesting, can you copy a link to them?
If the wood dries and shrinks a little; do you think those snap-in's may release too easy,...windy conditions?

I assume you're using grooves in the frame and rubber cord to hold in the screening.
Nice job.
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hey DOIT,

thanks for taking a look.

"What are the dimensions...40 x40? or so."

dimensions are roughly 4' X 5'.

been working on this project for close to a year, discussed in detail here.

"What are those snap-in holders, they look interesting, can you copy a link to them?"

here is a link

"If the wood dries and shrinks a little; do you think those snap-in's may release too easy,...windy conditions?"

not sure. someone on another board suggested the ball catches. still trying to determine the best way to do this.


"I assume you're using grooves in the frame and rubber cord to hold in the screening."

since I have a lot of screen tight materials, much of which I won't be using. (in the link above i discuss why i won't be using the screen tight materials the way that i had oriiginally intended) I was thinking of doing what this guy did, framing a screen and using screen tight cap and base to attach the screen.

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thats a big span to not have the wood frame locked in place and still get good tension in the screen
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"thats a big span to not have the wood frame locked in place and still get good tension in the screen"

hi tpolk,

the screen tight spline and cap and base provide the tension for the screen. and i know i need to fasten the screen frame to the 2 X4s. I am just not sure the best way to do this.

also, wondering if i should add a sill to the interior, providing a more finished look.
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sills are nice for plants etc as long as they dont interfere with screen replacement. Are these year round or stored during winter?
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if i ever complete this job, i envision it as a a 2 season (or so) room- spring to early fall.

the width of the front is 16', which i've broken into 3 openings. have never done a sill before. would i do 3 different sills? one for each opening.
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Joe, I'd add (pressure-treated, angled) stops in front of the frames, preventing them from being able to fall outwards.
If you're not going to remove the often, use brass screws into this wood.
Or if you are going to remove them often, I'd use brass lever-locks, or slide-locks.
Like below, mounted on the top and bottom rails, that slide into holes drilled at the sides.
http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?p...=slide%20latch
Rockler is big bucks, you can find something similar at Home Cheapo, or Lowes.
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"Joe, I'd add (pressure-treated, angled) stops in front of the frames,"


can you link to a pic of what I'd need to do for this? thanks so much
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Cut a frame (45ed at corners) that fits in the opening outside of the screen frame.
Pass PT 2x4's through a table saw so two sides are 1 1/2", & one is 1".
The angle will give it a decent appearance and shed water.
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I just wanted to add this link and a few pics in case someone else finds this thread and is doing a similar project.

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what view would this be? from the inside of the porch looking out? or the street view. trying to determine where to put the stops.

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