Colony Wood Screening

Best Custom Wood-Framed Screens, April 2007

Ron Andrews bought a 1923 home in Anaheim a few years ago but couldn’t find anyone to replace the odd-shaped windows. So he applied his woodworking skills to make screens to fit them, using only wood joinery—no staples or screws. Since then, his company, Colony Wood Screening (whose work meets Mills Act requirements regarding tax abatements on restorations), has been a familiar presence around West Adams’s century-old houses. Because Andrews doesn’t use precut molds—standard three-by-five window casements shift too much on old homes—he creates what is essentially custom furniture for windows.