My friend recently bought a Craftsman home in Long Beach, CA and has been looking for instructions on how to build his own wooden window screens. I couldn't believe how challenging it was to find an online DIY with photos and became obsessed. I eventually stumbled across Bob Sutor's blog where he outlined the process he went through to build screens for the sleeping porch on his 1820 Federal style home. Read more...
It was a pleasure to find someone who took the time to adhere to the true nature of his home's construction rather than taking the easy way out and going for the aluminum kits available at any hardware store.
Bob covers his process from establishing the location of the screens, to the measurements and details of his construction process. And finally, he shows the finished product installed and looking beautiful on his home.
Have any of you built your own screens for your home? Do you have an online DIY source to share? We'd love to hear (and see) what you've done.
(Images: Bob Sutor)
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