Door To Walk In Run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by enggass, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. enggass

    enggass Songster

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    Can anyone show my pix of hoe they built a basic door for their walk-in run?
    I will be building a basic 'screen' door that will be about 29.5"w x 70"h.
    The basic frame I think I can figure out, but I am more interested in how people attached the 'screen'.
    I figure Hardware cloth on the bottom and 2"x3" on top like the rest of my run.
    Anyway, anyone got any pix of theirs?
    Thanks,
    Steve
     

  2. Farmington

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    I haven't got pictures right now, but I took an $18 wood screen door frame from Home Depot, pulled the the fiberglass screen out, and replaced it with hardware cloth, fastened with fence staples. Make sure you treat the frame with a sealer to weather proof it. This is easier done before you put the hardware cloth on.
     
  3. shopchicks

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    I did the same thing as Farmington. I stapled 2x4" welded wire over the whole thing, with hardware cloth sandwiched in between the door frame at the welded wire on the bottom 2'.

    Excuse the messiness, I haven't finished painting yet.

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