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Project by 747DRVR posted 1784 days ago 5130 views 5 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are 2 Plantation Shutters I just finished.They are made of poplar and finished with spray laquer.My wife wants me to do the whole house now including our 5 sets of french doors.I told her not until I get a moulder.





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Innovator

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#1 posted 1784 days ago

There you go you need another tool!

Now you have an excuse, I mean a reason :)

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#2 posted 1784 days ago

Beautiful!! Nicely done. Good luck on the moulder.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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Ryan Brown

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#3 posted 1784 days ago

Nice job! Great excuse to get a new tool. I’m sure a molder would be less then buying all of them! That’s the angle I’d use…

I’d like to make some too, but I have no idea how to make them! Do you have any construction pictures or could you point me in the right direction to learn more about making some of my own?

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, you have an electrical problem. Roanoke, VA

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zlatanv

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#4 posted 1784 days ago

Norm did some on his show, I know he has the plans and how to make all the jigs for them, http://www.newyankee.com/getproduct.php?060

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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747DRVR

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#5 posted 1784 days ago

I used the router bit set from Woodline which comes with a copy of an article from Handy magazine on how to build them.They weren’t difficult but definitely tedious.Its all about making the jigs.The slats were a pain because you have to run each piece through the router table 4 times to to route each side.We have always wanted these shutters but were quoted over $500 for each window.I was inspired after watching Norm build them on NYW

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#6 posted 1784 days ago

That’s my motto. Another project means another tool. Man you could stay in business for years in my area it you made those shutters down here. I have been ask several time to do it. I saw Norms show but still dont think I understand the process. Oh Yeah, Beautiful job.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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Ryan Brown

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#7 posted 1783 days ago

I recall seeing something about them on one of the woodworking TV shows. I’ll check it out, and look into those router bits. Thanks!

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, you have an electrical problem. Roanoke, VA

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#8 posted 1783 days ago

great work there super

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Kent Shepherd

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#9 posted 1782 days ago

Great job!
Shutters aren’t the easiest thing in the world to make (I know, I grew up working in my Dad’s custom shutter shop) I totally agree——- you MUST HAVE new tools. Stand your ground—-your wife has to understand this! Really, how else would we get new toys. (excuse me——-tools)

Again, you did a wonderful job.
Kent

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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tintacker

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#10 posted 1371 days ago

Great job, is there a way you could post that article from Handyman magazine? I would love to build my wife some of theses shutters. Where did you get all the pieces for everything? Thanks.

-- 1 John 3:16

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#11 posted 1371 days ago

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tintacker

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#12 posted 1371 days ago

Wow, that was quick. Thanks. Did you have a source for parts?

-- 1 John 3:16

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Peter Oxley

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#13 posted 1369 days ago

Yep – Woodline sells the router bits and also sells the hardware kits.

-- http://www.peteroxley.com -- http://north40studios.etsy.com --

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#14 posted 1368 days ago

Beautiful job! Thanks for the reference to the article.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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747DRVR

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#15 posted 1368 days ago

Thanks but it was Peter Oxley who referenced the article.I need to do 2 more windows.I will probably switch to flat slats because the tedious part was running the slats through the router 4 times to get the desired profile.If I make flat slats I just need to run them through beading bits

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