What’s a beautiful big patio, hanging plants and bird feeders, without a screen door?
I have a great patio in this new apartment. It’s very spacious. It faces the east, so in the mornings I get up early (yes, you read me right) and I read. I gaze out onto the horizon and marvel as the sun greets me with its rays.
And of course, what’s a patio without a screen door? Sounds like a project if I ever heard one!
First off, the door frame was too narrow at the bottom, so I had to widen it. To do that, I had to pry back the frame, snip the staples off, and screw it back in with an extra 1/4″ gap.
I got this little kit especially for swinging screen doors which worked great. Here’s the finished product!
The door’s spring loaded, so I put an extra eye hook on the adjacent wall to hold the door open.
Ahh, suburbia. I feel like Cosmo Kramer from Seinfeld in the episode “Serenity Now“. You know the one, where Kramer rips the old screen door off Frank’s house and mounts it to his apartment front door? He sets up some patio furniture and potted plants in anticipation of the fireworks display.
Of course we know how that episode ended too. The screen door was Kramer’s early steps toward insanity! Think I should be worried?