Hello again! I started to make my own screens in an effort to save money. It works pretty well and I can make one in under ten minutes now! I start with 1″ by 2″ wood which I cut at 45 degree angles. I cut it so that it would have an interior of 12″ which seems to be a space that I find relatively easy to print with. I use corner clamps to help with the gluing and screwing. These are the screens we use at Tall Grass Apparel
4 pieces of 1 by 2
staples and staple gun
I glued the ends before I put them in the clamps for extra support. Once in the clamps I made sure to get them as tight as I could before I drilled in the screws. It was effective and worked well. Once I did three sides I flipped it over, reclamped it and finished the frame.
Once the frame was finished it was time to stretch the screen onto it. I started with a piece of screen that I cut to be just larger than the frame. I started on one side and stapled it down while stretching it down the side. Once I finished with that I started the opposite side and stretched hard whiles stapling. It was really hard to take the picture while using two hands to do this but you get the idea.