Screen door

Wifey wanted a screen door this summer and I promised one to her. Though it took me a bit longer than I expected (doors are huge in my tiny little shop), I’ve finally got it hung and the hardware on. Luckily, this summer hardly had any warm days (lucky?) and we would have barely used a screen door anyway.

I’m pretty darn pleased with how this thing turned out. Made of clear vertical grain douglas fir and built with twenty-six traditional mortise and tenon joints (the strongest way to build a door – most these days are dowelled). All were cut by hand, as were the corresponding mortises. I love working with clear douglas fir. It smells sweet and planes beautifully. I’ve plans to build a matching front door for our home, perhaps this summer. Enough said -here a photo:

Screen door- kid tested by Madeline and Caitlin

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