As mentioned in a different thread, I made my first 'proper' drying screen recently. It uses 1ft and 2ft long pieces of 3/4"x1.5" sealed wood, so the inside area is 12"x21". The screen is just from an old screen door and it has been suggested this will not last long because of give under the weight of drying material.
So, here are my questions:
1) Can I add galvanized steel, UNDER the current nylon screen for support. Since the new metal would be 12"x24", it would not mount to the wood at all in one direction, and would have about 1.5" extra on either end to mount to the wood of the frame.
2) Is it just better to give up on the idea of using the door screen at all, set this already built screen aside, and start anew with a slightly smaller frame so the 12x24 stainless steel screen can be mounted in the wood on all four sides?
I will be brining the current screen with just the door screen up north as I will only be drying MCRH and will keep the batch small to avoid too much weight. The above questions are for as I get into needing to dry bigger things like full sized stars.