hinges for indoor bifold window shutters

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Forum topic by Buddy69 posted 12-27-2014 02:47 PM 629 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-27-2014 02:47 PM

Topic tags/keywords: shutters hinges bifold blackout question pine

My goal is to make some interior shutters for our bedroom that will block out as much light as possible. They need to be bifold due to the limited space next to the windows. The material is 1×6 V -Plank T&G 5/8 thick pine. The windows are 4’ x 4’. They have 3” trim around the window like a picture frame with no ledge.

I’m looking for advice on what hinges to use and how/where to attach them to the window. I have vinyl roller shades on the windows now but they don’t really block all the light out around all four sides. We added room darkening drapes that work well for blocking the light but are dust magnets and kind of overwhelm our small bedroom.

I’m thinking we need to mount the shutters outside the trim so they will lay flat against the trim to block the light all the way around the window.

Are there bifold hinges that won’t have much of a gap?

What is the rule for how many hinges to use for shutters?

The trim is is 11/16 thick and was thinking of adding a strip on the outside to attach a hinge to since I think attaching directly to the trim may cause it to crack. I am concerned these shutters will be heavy and need hinges strong enough to handle the weight.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated : )

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#1 posted 12-31-2014 07:15 AM

You might be better off with Blackout shades.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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