Door To Walk In Run

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

  1. enggass

    enggass Songster

    Mar 8, 2010
    Mid-Coast Maine
    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?
  2. Farmington

    Farmington Songster

    Jun 2, 2009
    Northeast Ohio
    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

    shopchicks Songster

    Sep 4, 2009
    Boise, Idaho
    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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