Quick Screen Door Fix


When we purchased Tartaruga, the original screen door had a big hole in it from the missing sliding hatch. My guess is that it was probably missing for years.

We knew we needed to fabricate a solution to cover the hole as well as secure the screen door better so the dogs (yes, I am talking about Rummy) don’t push it open on their own.

A trip to Home Depot for the following supplies:

  • Small Piece of Plexiglass for $4
  • A Kitchen Drawer Handle for $4
  • A Brushed Nickel Screen Door Slide Latch for $4

The plexiglass needed to be slim enough to fit into the existing track.


The handle can be vertical or horizontal. I asked Mike for horizontal and got vertical. Go figure!


I am expecting a “re-do” because Mike has the handle pretty crooked and that drives him insane. I’ve asked him to use smaller washers so you don’t see these big “dots.”

A couple weeks ago, he also installed the white screen door screen protector. I think it looks great!


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