Sunday, October 26, 2008

Exterior Shutters

We finally tackled the exterior shutters. After they sat in the garage for 6 months, we somehow found time in our busy schedules to prime and paint them, then did some online research on how to install them.
We purchased our shutters locally and the company will prime, paint and install as well, but we'd come this far doing so much of our own work, we thought what's the big deal with a couple of shutters?

The hardest part is just being very careful with measurements and attaching the hardware to the right place. You want the shutters level and symmetrical.

We used a T-notched pintel on the shutter:

and then this plate pintel goes on the window framing:

To hang the shutter, just drop the T-notched pintel onto the plate pintel. You would of course have two pairs, one at the top and another at the bottom of the shutter.

Exterior Shutters: Shutters: SF Shutter Co.; Paint: Simply White (OC-117) by Benjamin Moore.

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