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Offline SoonerFan

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Re: Plantation shutter madness
« Reply #60 on: November 08, 2019, 09:39 AM »
@DynaGlide 

Matt,
Terrific work!  Thanks for sharing all the insights you gained from this project and for posting all the very helpful pictures. 

Well done!

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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Plantation shutter madness
« Reply #61 on: November 14, 2019, 09:23 AM »
@SoonerFan Thank you for the kind words.

@TSO_Products You had asked me to do a wrap up prior. I think I can do that now that I've had some thinking time.

For my situation one of the hardest things to figure out was how to build these shutters so they'd fit my windows. I only have about an inch inside the casing to the window so inside mount which looks the best was not an option. Even if I put hanging strips inside the casing and used wrap around brackets there wasn't enough meat to screw the hanging strips into the window framing. The other consideration would've been that the shutters themselves would be much narrower and with wide 3.5" slats I didn't think it would look right. That left me with mounting them outside the window.

The next hurdle was I had to mount them to the window trim. Had they been designed to be full size covering the entire window the option is to build a square frame to install the shutters to. But we wanted the top window uncovered as our house is up slope from the street at the end of a cul de sac, not worried about privacy. And I was told I wasn't allowed to take the window trim down to replace it with a frame. That really made things tricky. The hinges are flush mount and non adjustable. Any adjustments I needed or will need to make to get the two doors to line up with each other is done via the hanging strips. One of the windows the shutters wouldn't close the gap was too tight so I had to shave 1/16" off each hanging strip and re-mount. To help mount the hanging strips to the existing trim I rabbeted the ends to help hold them square to the trim.

At this point I'm not sure what I can do to make adjusting them easier with the limitations above. I'd love to have the adjust ability of a euro cup hinge and I know one shutter company claims to have come up with a system to use them. I made sure to keep each shutter the same so if I ever do come up with a better mounting solution they should all be interchangeable.

The paint also did not come out the way I had hoped. I picked a Semi-Gloss but what is on there is more of a Satin. I chalk this up to having to thin it so much to spray through my HVLP. I'm already thinking in the summer I'll go back and hit it with a Gloss thinned the same amount to hopefully end up at the Semi Gloss I originally wanted.
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Re: Plantation shutter madness
« Reply #62 on: December 02, 2019, 10:03 PM »
Matt, thanks for your lessons learned recap. I was just re-reqading it and this comment caught my eye:
The next hurdle was I had to mount them to the window trim. Had they been designed to be full size covering the entire window the option is to build a square frame to install the shutters to. But we wanted the top window uncovered as our house is up slope from the street at the end of a cul de sac, not worried about privacy. And I was told I wasn't allowed to take the window trim down to replace it with a frame.

Do you recall WHO told you you that you are not allowed to take the window trim down? - and WHAT reason was given?
Do you not own this home?

Seems to me taking the window down and replacing it woould be well within any reasonablke remodel/upgrade project.

Hans

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Plantation shutter madness
« Reply #63 on: December 03, 2019, 05:52 AM »
Matt, thanks for your lessons learned recap. I was just re-reqading it and this comment caught my eye:
The next hurdle was I had to mount them to the window trim. Had they been designed to be full size covering the entire window the option is to build a square frame to install the shutters to. But we wanted the top window uncovered as our house is up slope from the street at the end of a cul de sac, not worried about privacy. And I was told I wasn't allowed to take the window trim down to replace it with a frame.

Do you recall WHO told you you that you are not allowed to take the window trim down? - and WHAT reason was given?
Do you not own this home?

Seems to me taking the window down and replacing it woould be well within any reasonablke remodel/upgrade project.

Hans

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Who told me? Yes I know her very well. I'm sure if you're married you have a boss as well. While we do own the home I'm still at her mercy when it comes to renovations   ;D

Reasons given? Because she said so  [eek]
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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Plantation shutter madness
« Reply #64 on: December 03, 2019, 08:04 AM »
Who told me? Yes I know her very well. I'm sure if you're married you have a boss as well. While we do own the home I'm still at her mercy when it comes to renovations   ;D

Reasons given? Because she said so  [eek]

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Re: Plantation shutter madness
« Reply #65 on: December 03, 2019, 08:49 AM »
Matt, thanks for your lessons learned recap. I was just re-reqading it and this comment caught my eye:
The next hurdle was I had to mount them to the window trim. Had they been designed to be full size covering the entire window the option is to build a square frame to install the shutters to. But we wanted the top window uncovered as our house is up slope from the street at the end of a cul de sac, not worried about privacy. And I was told I wasn't allowed to take the window trim down to replace it with a frame.

Do you recall WHO told you you that you are not allowed to take the window trim down? - and WHAT reason was given?
Do you not own this home?

Seems to me taking the window down and replacing it woould be well within any reasonablke remodel/upgrade project.

Hans

@TSO_Products


Who told me? Yes I know her very well. I'm sure if you're married you have a boss as well. While we do own the home I'm still at her mercy when it comes to renovations   ;D

Reasons given? Because she said so  [eek]

OK, Matt, I get it:
the Architect / Interior Designer imposed the restriction regarding the window framing. We all know to respect that kind of guidance  [wink]
That said, looking at the interior pictures of your home I would say good taste resides there - Well done!

Hans

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Plantation shutter madness
« Reply #66 on: December 03, 2019, 09:54 AM »
A lot of work, beautiful results Matt. I am sure the Wife is pleased.
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Offline mattbyington

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Re: Plantation shutter madness
« Reply #67 on: December 04, 2019, 01:15 PM »
@DynaGlide just read this whole thread, awesome work!! looks super tedious and EXTREMELY rewarding!!

Matt