Editor’s Note: Kevin’s screen door project was based on a plan from the August 2010 issue of Woodworker’s Journal, and an unfinished photo of the door was featured in the Letters section of the August 2014 issue. It looks good!
I finally have the glass installed and the door hung. After asking lots of folks, the unanimous opinion was to put the hinges on the same side as my inside door. I used white oak instead of Lypus. I also didn’t do the raised panel on the door, and made mine a bit higher because I have a dog in the house. I wanted to have a Frank Lloyd right design in the glass, but it was way too expensive to have custom done. So, I used Opalescent glass as well in the four corners and restoration glass in the two rectangles, upper and lower. (about $45) I had the stained glass shop cut the glass to size for me, which was well worth the $20. Overall, I’m pretty happy with the outcome. The plans are well worn out from all the time I spent reviewing them. Hope Frank Grant likes mine.
– Kevin McDonnell