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My First Shutters #2: These are my second shutters ...

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Blog entry by Rha7 posted 02-07-2012 07:01 PM 1259 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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But, actually the first ones that I finish, my wife broke the vinyl ones in the living room, and I set out to make real shutters this time, so I went on and bough 14’ of red oak, and started building them… What do you think?

-- Gabriel Medina, Juárez, México, formerly, "The greatest border of all".



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Bertha

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#1 posted 02-07-2012 07:27 PM

They’re great. I built some cold air return vents and it was a challenging build for me. I’ve considered making these for a few windows in my house. I went with wooden blinds in most of the house because I was uncertain of my ability. Maybe I should give it a try!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Rha7

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#2 posted 02-07-2012 07:34 PM

You should, they definitely look great, maybe I over-worked on these, but u know, measure twice, I measured 5 times, and still decided to cut once and leave space for errors, the excess I removed with a file, and everything fit smoothly, also got some experience, maybe the next ones will be easier… thanks for commenting, Internet is great, I don’t know anyone who knows woodworking who could guide or teach me, so what I’ve learned has been through sites like this one, thanks for commenting :)

-- Gabriel Medina, Juárez, México, formerly, "The greatest border of all".

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Bertha

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#3 posted 02-07-2012 08:10 PM

^I think I WILL attempt some. I live in a log home and anything but shutters just looks a bit “off”. I’ve got a smaller bathroom window that might be my first victim. I don’t blame you for taking your time with these. They’re pretty unforgiving if you want proper action. If you’ve priced the custom ones lately like I have, you’ll realize how much money you saved yourself making them yourself:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 02-07-2012 09:04 PM

Gabrial, those are really nice shutters. They look like what we might call plantation shutters around here. Our company makes plantation shutter molding for people who make shutters for a living. You did a nice job on these and I’m sure that you saved a good bit of money.

helluvawreck

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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Rha7

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#5 posted 02-07-2012 09:46 PM

Nice, I just saw molding photos, I hadn’t thought of those… I saw ones like these and asked for a quote, and it would have been around $350 per window, I spent less than $50 by building them myself… it takes some time, but is worth the effort, it’s good that I enjoy it so much, I’m a computer systems programmer, and it really relaxes me to build these projects :)

-- Gabriel Medina, Juárez, México, formerly, "The greatest border of all".

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#6 posted 02-07-2012 10:39 PM

These look real good and even better than the first ones.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Rha7

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#7 posted 02-07-2012 11:42 PM

He he thanks, the first ones, are not finished yet, they were put n hold, to build these ones this weekend, I hope I have time enough to finish them next weekend, although thanks god my wife just finished her master’s degree and we will be celebrating, so I’m not sure I’ll be able to do anything else….

-- Gabriel Medina, Juárez, México, formerly, "The greatest border of all".

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#8 posted 02-07-2012 11:47 PM

Nice work nice wood.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 02-08-2012 02:27 AM

Very nice job on those. They look perfect and not an easy build I would imagine.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 03-02-2012 04:45 AM

Beautiful works, looks like you have shuters building down!

-- Harold

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