I have a client who would like a custom arch-top screen door to fit the jamb in the accompanying picture. I would like the door to be inset with the outer face of the screen door to be flush with the existing jamb arched brown trim (there is enough depth to do this).
My problem is the door not landing on wood as it closes – as you can see from the detail (the right side of the picture), there is only 1/8” for the door to land on, which, with an 1/8 inch reveal leaves me exactly nothing to stop the door.
Ideally I would like to run a 5/8 X 7/8 inch piece of material, fastened (nailed/glued) to the jamb for a stop, effectively increasing the 1/8 inch lip in the picture to 3/4 inch, enough to stop the door. If possible I would like to avoid laminating, but I can’t come up with any material which will take the curve of the arch top. I’m hoping someone out there knows of something? Ideas for other approaches are also welcome, of course.
(Cabinet and Millwork Installation Forum)
From contributor Z:
Bending plywood or flexable resin moulding is an idea. After glue and nails either would do the trick. The door is sheltered so weather won't be much of an issue. The problem you will have is that the knob height needs to be set so it does not interfere with the pull handle on the door.