How about a DIY project that allows your kitties to enjoy the outside view without getting outside!
Builder Bob is keeping me busy and I haven’t done any quilting but I think you might get a kick out of what we’ve been doing.
DIY Screened Garage Door
This is one of our garage doors, we never park inside and Builder Bob is putting his kitchen and party room inside…………I’m seeing a big space with a great view to quilt…….I might have to bring a sewing machine down here.
Anyway, we get a great breeze off of the river but with 3 kitties who have now discovered the basement we don’t dare have the garage door open………..unless it is screened.
Builder Bob thought and thought and came up with a way to do it. The screen goes all the way to the bottom. This is one section.
He used treated 2 by 4’s for the frame and deck boards for the bottom. It is made in 2 sections because screening is only 5 foot wide and this will be removable so 2 sections is easier to move around.
Here he is stretching the screen and attaching it. My brother’s house is right next door, Builder Bob built it.
The screen door will be permanent all summer and won’t open but we have a side door to use.
My helper looks excited about painting, doesn’t he?? I told my grandson to bring painting clothes and I’ll share some pictures tomorrow of what we’re painting.
Builder Bob put the deck boards on the bottom so we wouldn’t have to worry about someone throwing a ball or something and wrecking the screen at the bottom. He is so funny….he also built a ledge for the kitties to sit on. Simon was the first one to come down and I think he is going to like this!
He added the top rail as something to keep people from sitting on the ledge…..I told him I would probably be the first one to do it.
Finished screen door, see Bella and Simon inspecting it, Bo disappeared for the day….too much noise and activity. This is really going to be interesting this summer when the june bugs and mayflies come out. Then the neighbors (family) came over to check it out and have a beer.
Now we will be able to open the door at the top of the steps and enjoy the breeze upstairs. When the wind comes up the stairs it is like a huge fan. This is outside the garage door so we can close the door anytime without moving anything.
Here are the Kitties enjoying their screened garage door.