I need two screen doors for my cabin. The outsides of the door frames are
trimmed in one by sixes, so the thing only has to be pretty flat and square.
No real critical clearances of having to fit inside the frame.
I checked prices, and came up with from $150 - $450 each. I got some good
ideas on designs from the ones in the catalogs and on the Internet.
I called, and I can get Western red cedar one by fours for about a buck a
foot. Estimating roughly, that would cost me less than $100 for the wood
for two. A friend of mine has a doweling jig he will loan me. I figure I
can get them close enough. Is that wood good for screen doors, or should I
use something else?
I am not sure about attaching the screen with trim pieces or routing a
channel and using the screen and bulb technique.
Anyway, my question is: Does this sound like something a first time
woodworker should take on? My friend also has a DeWalt compound miter saw,
a table saw, and all the feeder rollers and support arms, so I think I could
get pretty good cuts on the pieces.