Would you love to have a screen door on your home? They work really well at the front door, back door, on a screened in porch, or even as a door inside your home.
But when you want to purchase one, they can be pretty costly. Not everyone wants to spend that kind of money on something that would be nice to have but isn’t really a necessity.
Well, no worries because I’m going to share with you some of the internet’s best DIY screen door tutorials and ideas.
So get ready to see that your dream of a screen door could possibly be closer to becoming a reality than you think.
I’m also going to include a few ideas on how you can DIY an old screen door to repurpose it too. So whichever goal you have in mind (to create a new screen door or recycle an old one), this post will have something for you.
DIY Screen Door Ideas and Tutorials:
1. The Homemade Screen Door
If you’d like to have a basic screen door so you can keep the bugs out of your home while also providing a cool breeze, then you’ll want to follow this tutorial.
Not to mention, it has great pictures to help you through the process and also has a helpful materials list as well.
2. DIY Wood Screen Door Tutorial
Would you like to have a nice looking screen door? If so, then you are going to love this tutorial. It isn’t just a basic screen door.
Well, this screen door is no basic screen door. Instead, it has the Chippendale design, and it can all be created for around $30 (according to the tutorial.)
3. The 2×6 Screen Door
This screen door is really gorgeous and quite welcoming. They give you all of the dimensions to build and a great materials list too.
But what I love the most about this tutorial is the pictures and the emphasis they placed on making the screen door look so homey.
4. The Bi-Fold Screen Door
The person that built this was born and raised in the Depression Era. He knows how to pinch pennies. Which is why I love this idea. He wanted a screen door but needed something practical, functional for their layout, and financially viable.
So he came up with this idea to build bi-folding doors. Instead of them being regular doors, he installed a screen in them. It is actually quite genius in my opinion.
5. The Pantry Screen Door
I love this idea! I’m seriously considering doing it to my own pantry. I think pantries are something that should be embraced because they really do help you keep your kitchen a little more organized and a little less cramped.
So why not show your pantry off? Why not draw a little attention to it? With this door, it will definitely catch all of your guests’ eyes.
6. DIY Adorned Screened Door
When you think of southern homes, you usually think of big front porches and the precious screen doors that have the decorations at each corner.
Well, this tutorial hit that nail right on the head. They show you how to create your own screen door, adorned and all, from scratch.
7. The Modern Screen Door
Though this screen door is do-it-yourself, don’t let it fool you. It looks more modern than any other front door or porch.
So if you would like to make your own screen door, but you are looking for something hipper and less old fashioned, then you might really like this option.
8. The Universal Screen Door
This screen door can be modified to fit any size doorway you have. It is also said to be a lot sturdier than the screen doors you can purchase at most big box stores.
So if you are looking for a simple screen door that is easy to build and still looks great, then you’ll definitely want to check out this tutorial.
9. The Wooden Screen Door
I love the way this screen door looks. It doesn’t come with a tutorial, but if you are familiar with making things yourself, then hopefully you can figure out how to recreate it.
But I love it because it kind of reminds me of an old cabin door or even a door to an outhouse. Since I love rustic charm, this door is right up my alley.
10. The Country Cottage Door
I love this screen door. Again, this doesn’t offer a tutorial, but I was hoping you could use it as inspiration to add some simple charm to your home.
But I fell in love with this door because of how clean cut yet simple it looked. The lighter colored wood definitely has a way of enhancing the beauty of any home or porch.
11. The Sliding Screen Door
Would you like to have a screen door that leads to your back patio or deck? Would you prefer it was like a sliding barn door?
Well, if so, this person decided to create just that to keep their home a little cooler. It isn’t an actual tutorial, but hopefully, you could use it as inspiration for your own home.
12. Retractable Garage Screen
This isn’t exactly DIY, but I thought someone might really be able to utilize this in their life. If you like hanging out in your garage, but you are tired of the bugs, then you should look into this.
Basically, it is a giant screen that rolls down just like your garage door. It allows airflow but stops the bugs from making their way into your garage.