One thing I can't do


when putting screen into a frame, is to get all the sags out. Has anyone got any tips for this?
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On 2 Jun 2006 19:04:52 -0700, " snipped-for-privacy@comcast.net"

Buy your screen about six inches oversized in each dimension.
Set it in square and peg it on the left and the top.
Take a block of wood at least the length of the width of the frame and wrap the extra length around it.
Pull that bad boy tight and pin it off.
There will be a little bunching in your screen.
Take your block of wood and wrap it around the extra for the east and west. Move it up and down until the bunching is gone.
Pull her snug and pin her off.
Cut off the overage.
Y'all are home free.
Regards,
Tom Watson
tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet (real email)
http://home.comcast.net/~tjwatson1 /
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snipped-for-privacy@comcast.net wrote:

Try this:
Let's assume the screened area is 60" high and, say, 30" wide, and the frame is 2" wide (both rails and stiles).
Cut your screen material to a length of ~66" or maybe a bit more.
Fasten it securely at the bottom and at the top take another piece of the framing material and rest it along the top of the frame at a slight angle, maybe just place another scrap beneath this loose piece to create that angle.
Using the surplus screen material you've got at the top, fold it over and staple it like crazy to this loose piece which is butted against the top of the frame at an angle.
Still with me? Great!
Now slowly press down on the loose piece and watch as it draws the screening as tight as a drum head over the window frame. Fasten the screen to the top of the window frame, tack your beading around the screen edge. You'll probably be okay with the the tension across the horizontal plane of the window screen but, if not, this trick will work there too.
Sorry that I can't provide you with a diagram but that's not my strong suit. Hopefully this is clear enough for you.
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snipped-for-privacy@comcast.net wrote:

How are you attaching the screen? Are you using spline in a groove or just stapling it?
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