Cedar Shutters

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Project by StephenSchaad posted 06-25-2012 01:26 AM 7516 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbor had this cedar in his back yard after getting a new deck. I planed and sanded the wood then made some faux shutters for his house. They turned out beautiful against his brick house. Just goes to show you what beautiful wood can be hidden under years of weather and dirt.

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Dan Hux

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#1 posted 06-25-2012 01:30 AM

great looking shutters, they would have made some nice looking chairs…

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#2 posted 06-25-2012 01:32 AM

Very nice! The wife and I were just discussing the other day about getting rid of the faux vinyl shutters and building some wooden ones! I will show her these in the morning! Again, nice job!

-- Chris in Maine -

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#3 posted 06-25-2012 01:46 AM

old wood usually has more personality. Always worth a look.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 06-25-2012 01:54 AM

Thanks! These things are so easy to make. The hardest part is hanging them on the house actually. I still have some of the left over cedar and I’m using some of it to build lifeguard chairs. Some of the other cedar I have has carpenter bee holes in it which looks awesome.

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Bobby Vincent

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#5 posted 07-01-2012 01:16 PM

Beautiful Shutters, Nice to run into such a lucky find!

-- Bobby,LongvilleLake,La

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#6 posted 07-01-2012 06:31 PM

How about a detailed blog of what you did. You mentioned paint and sanding. Is that how the main picture evolved? Paint then sanding off the paint? The main pic has such a deep luster. Very curious. Reusing old wood really appeals to me and I really like what you did.

OOPS. you said PLANED (not painted). Duh

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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#7 posted 07-02-2012 05:11 PM

haha planed, not painted… I do like that old look when you paint a base color, then paint over it with another color and then sand it off but I didn’t paint anything and I didn’t even use a stain on these. They are simply coated with water sealer. This wood was just really neat looking with those deep grooves and the colors were really pronounced when it was water sealed. They have been on the house almost two years now and they still look exactly the same with little to no fading.

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