Solid Wood Screen Door Manufacturer?

Solid Wood Screen Door Manufacturer?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:56 am

I'm trying to match the screen doors on this house. I need four of them similar to this except without the fancy corners.

http://www.coppawoodworking.com/doors/3611-T.html

It would be at least $350 each because I want the thicker ones and removable glass/screen and it matches the ones we have now. Plus shipping which is at least another $70 for each door. :shock:

Anybody know anywhere they make them in this area? Different place to get them shipped from. That's a lot of money, I have the tools to make them myself but that's going to be a lot of work and I really don't have the time for it.
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Re: Solid Wood Screen Door Manufacturer?

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:42 am

Richard S. wrote:I'm trying to match the screen doors on this house. I need four of them similar to this except without the fancy corners.

http://www.coppawoodworking.com/doors/3611-T.html

It would be at least $350 each because I want the thicker ones and removable glass/screen and it matches the ones we have now. Plus shipping which is at least another $70 for each door. :shock:

Anybody know anywhere they make them in this area? Different place to get them shipped from. That's a lot of money, I have the tools to make them myself but that's going to be a lot of work and I really don't have the time for it.


Good morning Richard,

I have used "Wooden Screen Door" in Waldoboro, Maine for high quality screen doors.
Take a look at the web page....

Eddie
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Re: Solid Wood Screen Door Manufacturer?

PostBy: Dann757 On: Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:42 am

Man, they seem pricey anywhere you look.

This is supposed to be a clearance page, http://www.vintagedoors.com/vintageSpecials.html

hope it helps.

Maybe get a hold of some local Amish.

The box store stock screen doors are usually pretty flimsy.
Maybe you could find a decent stock screen door and work some panels into it.

good luck!
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Re: Solid Wood Screen Door Manufacturer?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:21 pm

Dann757 wrote:Maybe you could find a decent stock screen door and work some panels into it.


If I was going to go that route I's just make them from scratch, looks like that is what will happen. I have access to some pretty good tools and I know how to use them too ;) , would actually like to do it because it would be a nice project but time is limited.
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Re: Solid Wood Screen Door Manufacturer?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:01 pm

I gave up on getting matching screen doors for this ol' house. Since the exterior doors have single panels, IE. THIN and cold, I will go the route of removing the old door jambs and reframing them to fit standard sized, high efficiency storm & screen doors.
The doors on this house are all 83" tall x 34" wide.
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Re: Solid Wood Screen Door Manufacturer?

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:11 pm

I have a customer in Beach Lake that is a woodworker and furniture maker.

His name is Jerry Terranova and his number is (570) 729-7700.

Tell him that Mark from Connecticut Plywood referred him. Don't blame me if he talks your ear off!
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Re: Solid Wood Screen Door Manufacturer?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:28 pm

009to090 wrote:I gave up on getting matching screen doors for this ol' house. Since the exterior doors have single panels, IE. THIN and cold, I will go the route of removing the old door jambs and reframing them to fit standard sized, high efficiency storm & screen doors.
The doors on this house are all 83" tall x 34" wide.


Actually the one I linked to is nearly a perfect match, I like the way they look and it's just a screen door.
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Re: Solid Wood Screen Door Manufacturer?

PostBy: Dann757 On: Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:58 pm

Richard S. wrote:I have access to some pretty good tools and I know how to use them too


Oh, we know! Then there's the question of getting good lumber anymore! What would you use? I just paid like $1.67 a foot for "select" pine 1x4, the guy at the lumberyard "selected" a couple of boards with knots in them for me :D Pretty soft material too.

Ever see Roy Underhill ?
http://www.pbs.org/woodwrightsshop/schedule/index.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


Now it's one thing to put stuff together, and another to use all 19th and 18th century tools! That guy has more energy in a 1/2 hour then I do all day. Saw him make windows from blank stock and a bunch of ancient planes and jigs!

Last year I got a reference and went to see the guy. Big McMansion that had fake stucco on the outside. The guy wanted his front door refinished. It was a whopper, probably 3-6 x 7-0, looked to be 2" thick. I think it was cherry. It had thick raised panels and a clear poly finish. It must have been beautiful when it was new. Well, the guy let it go, the finish was bad and there were deep water stains on the outside. I think the finish must have locked the raised panels in their grooves; and they had split straight through. I told the guy the only thing you can really do is paint the door now. He didn't want to hear it. Adios. :lol:
The guy had problems with woodpeckers punching holes in his fake stucco; somebody sold him an electronic device, that must have broadcast "Get out of here" in woodpecker language. Fake stucco exteriors are banned in a lot of southern states! The caulked seams let go, rainwater gets in behind the stucco and its styrofoam under base, rots the sheathing because it can't breathe, and then five million carpenter ants or termites move in :D
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Re: Solid Wood Screen Door Manufacturer?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:16 pm

Dann757 wrote:
Oh, we know! Then there's the question of getting good lumber anymore! What would you use?


The sawmill, we have large planer. :)
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Re: Solid Wood Screen Door Manufacturer?

PostBy: Dann757 On: Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:31 pm

I bet you'll end up carving out the time to mak'em yourself. :D
I've put up a lot of screen guards to try and stop people's dogs from trashing screen doors! A big dog will just bash through, little foo foo dogs will scratch their way in or out :!:
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Re: Solid Wood Screen Door Manufacturer?

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:15 pm

Call Smith Lawton Millworks in Lawton, Pa. Susquehanna county. They do anything you want, and give prices. they are on the web, yellow pages listing, call they will give you email to send picture, dimension , plans to. Do nice quality work.
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Re: Solid Wood Screen Door Manufacturer?

PostBy: rberq On: Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:43 pm

Richard S. wrote:If I was going to go that route I's just make them from scratch, looks like that is what will happen.

Well since you are making four, what's one more? I need exactly the same thing. I'll send the dimensions, you can do mine as practice and I won't even charge you .... :)

My neighbor across the street builds custom cabinets, shelving, tables, and such. After seeing prices from the custom makers, and the quality? at Lowes / HD, I'm thinking I should just commission him to make one, couldn't possibly cost more than the other folks charge. I have the glass insert from the old door, still in good shape, so all he would have to do is duplicate the main part of the door.
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Re: Solid Wood Screen Door Manufacturer?

PostBy: snuffy On: Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:24 pm

Richard,

Here's one more website you might want to check. I'm considering one from here because it matches my front door design.

http://www.vintagedoors.com/
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Re: Solid Wood Screen Door Manufacturer?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:00 am

Dann757 wrote:
I've put up a lot of screen guards to try and stop people's dogs from trashing screen doors! A big dog will just bash through, little foo foo dogs will scratch their way in or out :!:


Our one dog is good with it, we have a new puppy that will need to be taught.... My one dog that passed away was so good she knew enough not to bother the screen door but was able to get into a tent screen door without damaging it. She'd get her nose on the zipper and nose it open. :D
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Re: Solid Wood Screen Door Manufacturer?

PostBy: SteveZee On: Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:47 am

They all seem to be $300 and up Richard. I saw some "kit" doors made of redwood but even those are $250 and up and no glass included.

I agree with you about making them youself if you have the resources. By the time you get to the 4th you'll be a expert! I too am looking for one for the "new" porch. I was thinking about the kit deal but may have a go myself. Just in case though here is the kit link for you to check out or get some ideas.

http://woodshop.net/wood-screen-doors-cat-1full-view-designs-c-15_16.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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