Building a Door

Our son broke the screen door on the back of our house. Unfortunately, it is very old, and the frame an odd size. The rain was getting in and swelling and damaging the frame and floor, so we had to do something. Out of money to buy something, and no time fora special order anyhow, I decided to build a replacement out of as many things I could scavenge as possible. Here is what I came up with.

This is, of course, the outside view of the door. I also built an awning. The original was damaged back when our windows were put in. I still need to paint a bunch.

Here you can see the awning construction. I scavenged it completely from around the yard and from scraps. Part of it comes for the neighbors house where they are putting up new siding and ripped out the old.

Isn’t it pretty? Can you believe this was all scraps? Except for the hardware anyway.

This is the inside. It’s not painted yet, so you can see the 1×4’s and the siding off the neighbors house. The window is an old storm window I found in the barn.

I used peg construction, drilling holes and driving in doweling that I glued in place. I caulked everything, and am working on the painting still. The neighbor had a piece of molding with a lip just the right size to edge the top and middle and hold the window in place. I like it!

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About nigerianmeadows

I am a homeschooling mother of 2 autistic children and cook gluten-free, I homestead on 2.5 acre and raise goats and chickens for dairy and eggs, I garden, cook, quilt, and take photographs. I build, paint, scrub, and dance on tables. I am the ultimate WOMAN!!! Oh, yeah, and I like my husband a whole lot (he is the one that makes all this possible, and he loves me like no other!)
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4 Responses to Building a Door

  1. Patty says:

    Wow! You are so amazing! Proverbs 31 woman of the year, I’d say. I so admire your strengths. That is seriously a beautiful door and awning!

  2. LindaG says:

    I agree with Patty. I wish I had your knack for being able to build things.
    The farm house used to have a lot of old metal awnings and most of them are gone now. They all need replacing. If I had your skill, it would be a simple matter.

    Your door and awning are wonderful! Have a blessed day!

  3. laura little says:

    I wanna be you when I grow up! lol!

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