Exterior wood shutters – Wood blinds, shutters sometimes called “strips” are not difficult to make. Lath strips make a good board and are cheap. An advantage of these blinds is that you only have to measure the height of each window and the slats should be approximately the same height of the window. Note that the blinds described here are only for decoration and not intended as functional shutters. Instructions and items listed are for a pair of exterior wood shutters, unless otherwise indicated.
Instructions 1. Collect wood, tools and other materials needed to build all the blinds. If they are all the same size, cut the strips and clamps for a wicket each size, and then use those pieces as templates for the other. 2. Cut and groups all the vertical strips and horizontal reinforcements. Label materials if you are building blinds of various sizes so you do not lose track. 3. Builds a complete shade of each size to serve as a template or guide for mounting the other of the same size. This will save you time and effort. Follow the instructions here described for the assembly of all blinds. Each exterior wood shutters has four vertical slats spaced about 1/2 inch (1.27 centimeters) in length, the two horizontal struts on the rear sides of the vertical slats about 6 inches (15 cm) from top and bottom. Use a covering of plaster or screws 1 1/4 inches (3 cm) to ride. Put a screw in each strip, and then turn the blind and put another screw through the supports at each vertical bar.
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You will need a total of 16 screws per blind. 4. With blinds samples as guides, the complete set of all the blinds in the following manner: Place vertical slats above the slats of the blind sample, and then place the horizontal supports through the slats and align them with the show. This guides the blind with the sample, such as symmetric, it works. Use drywall screws or 1 1/4 inches (3 cm) to attach the girders with vertical slats (one screw per connection point), and then rotate the blind and install the screws from the front side. 5. Repeat the installation process until all the exterior wood shutters are mounted, stacked by size. Use an electric sander with medium grit sandpaper to remove any rough edges. Alisa all surfaces to prepare them for the outside finish selections