Protect Your Screen Door From Your Dog.




About: I work as a maintenance tech. for North Dakota State University. I like to do fun little project ts around the house with my kids.

I wanted to come up with a protection screen to mount over the regular sliding screen door. My new dog was tearing holes and sometimes pushing right through the screen.

Step 1: Measure

Measure the width of the screen door, and measure how high your dog could push on the screen. This way you can make your protection screen big enough.

Step 2: Supplies

1/2 x 2 inch wood. Metal garden fence material.
Right angle picture frame bracing. Screws.

Step 3: Put It All Together

Make a simple frame using your wood, make sure to place a support piece in the center, so that when you're dog pushes on the protection screen it will not bow in the center. Mount metal garden fence material to your frame with picture frame bracing. Some of the right angel pieces I had to cut in order to secure to center section of the metal screen material.

Step 4: Mouting Protection Screen to Your Screen Door.

Your screen door should have a metal lip that should give you just enough metal for you to attach your protection screen. First drill a pilot hole through the lip, then screw your protection screen to the screen door. If you measured right at the beginning it should fit right in. Sence I made my protection screen I have not had to fix my screen sence. My dogre can push on it all she wants without damaging the screen.



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    2 years ago

    Interesting! I have been holding off on installing a screen door because my two dogs would push right thru it in a minute. It never occurred to me to reinforce it - thanks for the inspiration!

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    Reply 2 years ago

    Thanks for the kind words. I hope my idea works out for you if you decide to install a screen door.