Long-awaited project: Screen

I've been thinking about doing this project for years, and since woodworking is becoming a bigger thing for me recently I decided last weekend that it was time to act.

So what can you do with an old glass shower door? (Besides store it in your garage for years I mean)


Well, you can start by removing the metal frame which makes a nice macro shot...

...but would interfere with the final design -- I don't think I'd put anything gold plated into my garden.

Remarkably the frame was held on with only four screws and was quite easy to remove (although the once-flexible gasket was stiff and holding things together somewhat).

The question now becomes: what can you do with a large piece of tempered, textured glass?

(Besides taking a mysterious selfie)

Well if you're me you add some wood...

...and some metal panels...

...and create a screen for the garden!

I haven't sanded it yet, hence the roughness seen in some of these images.

I'm not sure if I'll stain this colorfully or just give it a "natural" protection, as it's the first I've built.

I made it quite tall (about 8' / 2.4m) because I'm thinking it will go in one of two places, either here...

...between the two bamboos, or here...

...behind the large-leafed bamboo.

I still have to figure out how exactly I want to mount this, as it will need to be free-standing and is quite heavy.

I'll post an update after I stain it and figure that out...

(I probably should have cleaned the glass better before getting started on this...)


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Mark and Gaz  – (July 14, 2015 at 8:46 AM)  

You're seriously really good at this upcycling thing Alan!!

Lisa  – (July 14, 2015 at 8:53 AM)  

Wow! Incredibly beautiful!

Salty Pumpkin Studio  – (July 14, 2015 at 8:56 AM)  

Outstanding! Its really a very attractive screen. You have quite a talent for design.

Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More)  – (July 14, 2015 at 10:57 AM)  

Incredible! This is one the best-looking screens of this type that I've seen. You're a genius.

Alan  – (July 14, 2015 at 1:58 PM)  

Thank you all!

Gerhard: your comment almost sounds like one of those generic spam comments: "Great job! This article contains the best information on this topic that I have found! Feel free to visit my webpage..." ;)

Hoover Boo  – (July 14, 2015 at 5:28 PM)  

I think I'd stain it. (I feel I can comment authoritatively since I rebuilt my gate.) Come to think of it, that would be a nice gate...

Bec  – (July 14, 2015 at 8:16 PM)  

Thats fantastic & will look amazing settled in amongst your plants

Alan  – (July 15, 2015 at 10:19 AM)  

Hoover: Now that I've been looking at it for a few days, I agree. I just need to choose a color...

Bec and Denise: thank you!

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