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Project by woodspar posted 2587 days ago 1758 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These shutters are destined for a cottage in the Adirondacks. I built 12 shutters for six windows to replace rotten ones. The frames are made of 5/4 pine. The panels are made out of marine grade plywood. The color is the primer; the final coat will be darker.

-- John





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TreeBones

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#1 posted 2587 days ago

Its great to make repairs on old homes, it looks like a fun job. I am always honored to be able to work on something classic. They just don’t make them the way they used to. Very Cool.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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Napaman

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#2 posted 2587 days ago

very cool…i kinda like the color the way it is…but of course it depends on the rest of the house…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Bill

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#3 posted 2587 days ago

Nicely done. Sounds like a fun project.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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frank

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#4 posted 2587 days ago

Hi John,
—-great shutters there!

Also I’m curious, where or what part of the Adirondacks are you talking about?

Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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Karson

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#5 posted 2587 days ago

Great looking shutters.

Great job. They could also be used to make an outhouse.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#6 posted 2587 days ago

Very nice..classic cottage look.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Dorje

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#7 posted 2587 days ago

Sounds like you built them to last and are finishing for the same! Fun shutters to look at.

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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mot

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#8 posted 2587 days ago

Round these here parts, we put a half moon on a different type of structures entryway. These are really nice shutters.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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jockmike2

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#9 posted 2586 days ago

Yea, we do too Mot, but they still look purdy. I hope no one rips off your house on Holloween. Jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Jeff

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#10 posted 2586 days ago

Nice work, John. How many hours in a project like this? I’m always curious to know how long it takes when repetition is involved.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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woodspar

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#11 posted 2586 days ago

Thanks for the comments, everyone…
Ron – when I started this project some people asked me, “why don’t you put up vinyl shutters…”
Matt – I agree with you that the color is nice, but I gotta stay with the original…you know how that goes…
Bill – the most fun part was learning about doing mass production…
Frank – on the shores of Lake Champlain…
Karson – you know the phrase “the old two holer?” I guess this could be the old twelve holer…
Bob – the cottage is a classic – from the 30’s I believe…
Dorje – I hope that they last – the weather off of the lake is fierce sometimes…
Mot – the cottage does have indoor plumbing…
Mike – I’ve always wanted to have a Halloween party there…
Jeff – good question! I probably spent more time figuring out how to set up for a particular procedure than doing the procedure. I made jigs, guides, fences, you name it. I may, if I have the time, create a blog about the process; I did take some photographs along the way.

-- John

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Jeff

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#12 posted 2586 days ago

I’d love to see a blog on this. I’m about to embark on a project that will use shop-made templates so it would be good to get an perspective you can offer.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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oscorner

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#13 posted 2586 days ago

Great looking shutters! What kind of hardware are they attached with?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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David

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#14 posted 2580 days ago

John -

You do very nice crisp work – these shutters are excellent. The are built to last and high quality. Many years from now someone will run thier hand along those shutters and admire the craftsmanship and the durability. I agree with Caliper – this would be a cool blog – interesting to follow the “mass production” end of things.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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jeanmarc

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#15 posted 2197 days ago

Great job.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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