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Forum topic by kdr152004 posted 07-05-2017 12:26 AM 636 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-05-2017 12:26 AM

Dear Lumberjocks,

My next project is going to be solid cherry plantation shutters for my new windows, but I’m quite confused on how to approach mounting.

As seen in the pictures below, since most windows are replacement-type, there’s not enough room to pull off an inside mount. Would I need to replace the old-fashioned trim with a “hang strip” to enable an outside mount ? How would you guys recommend I approach mounting shutter to these windows?

Any guidance is much appreciated!

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#1 posted 07-05-2017 12:32 AM

I’ve never mounted those but knowing what
I know, I’d probably rip off the trim and
go from there.

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#2 posted 07-05-2017 04:22 AM

The shutter frames would have to hinge to side walls, so unsure how that would be accomplished with your trim. I agree with Loren… rip out the trim and replace. Would look better all around since going cherry shutters.
Or can go “L” frames that cover up the inside jambs. More work though.

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#3 posted 07-05-2017 09:10 PM

KDR, you will need to replace the trim as has been mentioned. Also, be aware that the louvers need space to tilt so it looks like you will need to plan on narrow louvers. It looks like the wall surface to the window is only about 1.25”. If that is true, you will have virtually no room for the louvers to tilt unless you build the frame out from the wall. HTH

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