Plantation Shutters 100”x60”

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Project by SPARTAN17 posted 11-21-2018 03:54 PM 1034 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been woodworking for a few years now.

I Started a small business and have decided to start documenting my journey.

This is a build I recently completed. Plantation style shutters.

I started with 5/4 rift sawn basswood and milled every piece.

Let me know what you think! Videos are in IG anotherbswoodcraft

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#1 posted 11-21-2018 05:53 PM

nice work,i just did a few pairs myself using the rockler system,how did you do yours.i see them assembled bare wood,was this just a mock up or did you pre paint before final assembly? a good savings making yourself but a lot of work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 11-21-2018 07:45 PM

Wow…. That must have been quite labor intensive. Looks perfect btw

-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL

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#3 posted 11-21-2018 09:33 PM

@pottz I preassembled and thenused a paint sprayer. Worked surprising well actually. The only thing I used from rocker was their hidden control arms and their louver bit for 3-1/2” louvers. I did all the measurements myself accounting for spacing. Proof was in the pudding when I went to attach the tickler hidden control arm. My measurements matched up perfectly.

@pottz @jutsFL Labor intensive indeed. Considering I made that size for about 400 bucks and my time, I’m kind of ok with that. Thank you for the compliments! If you hint over to my Instagram, there are a couple videos and progress through the build.

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#4 posted 11-22-2018 01:59 AM

They look good. I think you may have under bid yourself for you time, they are a bit pricey in the home stores.

-- Eric, Upstate South Carolina

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#5 posted 11-22-2018 03:07 PM

Ouch! Real sweat shop type labor but the results look great!

A good way to bone up on your “production mode” instincts.

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#6 posted 11-24-2018 04:26 PM

@splintergroup @Eric
I’ll be honest. The labor wasn’t all that terrible. Just a lot of ripping and planing. I cut a few jugs for spacing accurately and it was smooth sailing. 2 days of paint

Having the right tools definitely helped. I enjoyed the process.

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