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Picture of Perfect the Magic Mesh Hands-Free Screen Door
The dogs always want to be on the patio, but they get upset if you lock them out. Leaving the door open lets in bugs so what is the solution? As seen on TV: it is "Magic Mesh". Of course, this product is not perfect. We found there were enough magnets and they are strong enough but the mesh was just a little too long and some weight in the bottom of the mesh could make the screen door even better.

You will need:
Magic Mesh, or some other magnetic screen door
Sewing Pins
A Sewing Machine
Pennies (for weights)
Thread to sew with

Step 1: Install Mesh

Picture of Install Mesh
Install you mesh according to the box instructions. *Sorry I did not get a before picture* Fold up a little bit of the mesh so that with the weights installed the mesh will just sit on the floor, not drag or float above the floor.
 
MagdalenaH19 days ago

Thanks for the weights idea. I have a different model of these mesh panels, and I'm making my own for a wider door. It takes me half an hour to drive to the nearest store for materials, and they likely don't have what I need, and pennies are a great replacement. Yours is the only instructable I've seen on making a door like this. One day, I hope to post on how I'm doing mine.

saosport2 years ago
Cool idea thanks. Don't you get any bugs crawling under the mesh?
acraff (author)  saosport2 years ago
None so far! after a few uses the mesh did start to separate from the Velcro. A little fabric glue fixed that problem!
saosport acraff2 years ago
Thanks I was thinking of getting one because mey dog can never decide if he wants to be inside or out. I was gut worried about stuff going under the mesh. Thanks again