On 2 Jun 2006 19:04:52 -0700, " email@example.com"
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.
tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet (real email)
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
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
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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