Plantation Shutters #2: Removal of drywall returns

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 05-09-2017 04:49 AM 1516 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: $300 Rockler order sent in today Part 2 of Plantation Shutters series Part 3: Style, species and color of casing & shutters decided »

I guess I’m really going to do this :) No turning back now! As I’ve read, it is best to remove drywall totally and put wood boards back in their place, instead of simply putting boards over the drywall. I assume this is needed for plantation shutters due to their weight so that no sagging get involved. That is what I did tonight upon my first test window. I was hesitant at first (back in the day, I tried to install a large whole house fan for my 1200 sq ft house only to realize I needed 1200 sq ft of attic space for which I had a dinky roof so now I have a square hole in my 2nd story ceiling for time being using a temp high velocity floor fan). But I knew if I start, I am committed to seeing this through. And I was pleased that everything turned out (framing wise) as predicted. Removed the MDF stool and apron, inside drywall and metal corner squares. Next, to decided what boards to put in (probably pine since it will be painted white) and weatherproofing / sealing options.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#1 posted 05-09-2017 05:59 PM

Well, this is one serious project. I presume you will need to do this to the other windows as well. It will be worth it in long run.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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