Pine shutters

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Project by ayryq posted 05-27-2012 12:14 PM 1162 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With my new table saw, I set out to make shutters. My goal here was to make them as cheap as possible. So, the shutters are pine construction lumber – the frames are 2×4 studs (I think each shutter took one stud) and the panels are 1×10 I think. I figured I’d run into problems using single wide boards for the panels, but it’s been five years now and last time I drove by they looked good still.

I raised the panels on the table saw and found that both scary and unsatisfactory (but it worked). Most of them fit pretty tightly into the grooves on the frames; they’re kind of wedged in place even though I didn’t fix them in with glue or anything.

Sealed then painted with primer and exterior latex, held to the house with some Really Long Screws.

I couldn’t find any pictures without me in it. Sorry!

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T. D. Reid

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#1 posted 05-27-2012 12:26 PM

Great job sir! Saving money is what gets most folks into woodworking. The sad part is that we spend more and more money on equipment. LOL! Its a great circle is’nt it?

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#2 posted 05-27-2012 12:58 PM

You did a real nice job on these.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 05-27-2012 05:06 PM

Nice shutters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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