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Old 09-05-2010, 09:52 AM   #46
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again, I appreciate the feedback RJ.

here is a curb view.


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Old 09-30-2010, 04:36 PM   #47
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Nice job. Did you get a lot of use out of it this summer?
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:16 PM   #48
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thanks


almost done but my progress has slowed considerably since back to work, a teacher. still working on the interior molding and tinkering with some early mistakes that were bugging me.
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:17 AM   #49
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have spent much of the past week thinking about adding a deck to my back patio, which until recently had a rotted pergola on it.


before i start the deck, which i still haven't gotten the wife's ok on, i want to revisit screening in the front porch.


because the bugs in our area (SE PA) get pretty nasty by July, I think I get the most bang for my buck by enclosing this area.

i've familiarized myself with the screen tight product that depot sells and I like what I see.

as far as framing goes, this seems pretty basic. Although for me, it will be a fairly big job since I've only ever framed one wall along my basement stairs.

Found this video on screening a porch

http://www.diynetwork.com/videos/scr...orch/8055.html

What should I use for framing? The wood in this video looks a 1 X 4?


any advice/tips on framing to screen in a porch are appreciated greatly. Thanks!
That kit Rocks! Not sure how much it costs, but looking at that video it would be worth it to me!
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:11 PM   #50
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all screens are out, caps and bases removed. back to where I was in May with this project. I want to get it right and I had a lot of early errors to correct. I don't want to be the guy who half asse! a DIY project. I want to get it right, and I will. The many posts/projects I've viewed on this site have showed me that it's better to admit when something could be done better and do it, even if it means not finishing a job as quickly. Updates to come.
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Great attitude!
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all screens are out, caps and bases removed. back to where I was in May with this project. I want to get it right and I had a lot of early errors to correct. I don't want to be the guy who half asse! a DIY project. I want to get it right, and I will. The many posts/projects I've viewed on this site have showed me that it's better to admit when something could be done better and do it, even if it means not finishing a job as quickly. Updates to come.
I also have learned the hard way through redo's and do overs on projects.
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I am thinking I'd like to build screens like this guy did, as opposed to attaching the base and cap directly to the frame. He actually used screen tight materials.










I could then insert the screen I build into the opening. The benefit to doing this way would be I would then be able to cover the framing with a molding of my choice. One of the things I really didn't like when I was close to being finished was the way the 1.5" screen tight cap (the white piece) looked when each piece was adjacent to one another. i really don't like the way the plastic or vinyl cap looks, but I definitely think the photos above of the separately built screen is an improvement.

Post #38 in this thread sort of shows how the white pieces look bad when butted up against each other. If I had to do this project again I would use less wood when framing, but I had to build the porch frame in smaller sections since i was working
alone. smaller sections meant more wood which means more bases and caps. they're kind of cheap looking.

another idea i had was to use single caps/bases going up the seam of the 2 2X4s. Wouldn't be able to use nails to secure the base though. I'd have to use an adhesive. Part of the 2X4s would be visible, albeit beneath the screen.


any thoughts/ideas?

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found the text quoted below tonight while reading this document

"If you construct cedar caps as we did, start with 1x4 strips cut to the same length as the vinyl bases. Cut a 3/8- x 1-7/8-in. rabbet running the length of each strip, and screw the caps over the bases using 1-1/2-in. stainless steel screws (photo 14)."


on pg. 41 of this pdf file there is a pic of the custom cap they made. i like this idea because it would allow me to avoid using the white vinyl cap.
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Joe...one of our most excellent members here has just done a whole lot of screenwork. You might drop by her thread and ask a question or two if need be...

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working on screens for "custom made" screens. I will get this done!

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The biggest problem with an area like that is everybody is going to see and critique your work even if they don't tell you. I don't blame you for wanting to get it right.
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I know. And the neighbors must think I am crazy, with how long I've been doing it. Putting something up and taking it down. I've got a plan and the skills to execute. Had the plan for a while just needed to develop my skills.
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as I mentioned above, much to my wife's dismay I got this far and dismantled it all back to the frame.



I could do a lot better and couldn't stand looking at it every time I pulled into the driveway.

My question. I have a lot of plastic (actually a composite known as timbron) molding in my basement that i purchased and really won't use for this project.

Now that I have a table saw, i was considering using it for some of the interior molding. made a few cuts on my new (used) table saw and placed the piece of composite vertical.



i primed and painted the window stops out of pine. should I stick to pine, or could I use the timbron for some of the vertical pieces?

i am also making my screens for this project.




old house. as a rookie, it's been a struggle dealing with nothing being square. i've developed a lot of skills along the way and have acquired a bunch of tools!

thanks for taking a look!

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