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Bahama style! ๐ŸŒด ๐ŸŒด ๐ŸŒด

This week we look at the custom plantation shutter from last weeks build.

In last weeks post we saw the shutter in it's final place on the wall, but I'm really quite proud of it and it was actually relatively complex to create from scratch. So I just wanted to look a little deeper into it with you all.

The client's hardwood floors were red oak, so I grabbed a couple of board feet of 8/4 (2 inch planks) red oak to make sure that we kept the visual cues of the home intact.

I processed the wood down through the jointer to make it square, and then through the planer to make it nice and flat and clean. Off to the saws! I ripped everything down for the frame on the table saw and then moved over to the band saw to cut the slats.

To mount the slats I had to get creative and I used the truly awesome Festool Domino to not only assemble the frame, but cut the mounting slots for the pivots... slots in slats, tehe ๐Ÿ˜™.

To make the pivot pins, I used 3/8 stock and made a table saw jig to create the flat side, cleaning them up with a chisel.

Then I sanded everything, glued it all up, and attached the louver rod!

A quick coat of wipe-on polyurethane and it was ready to go.

And here it is installed on soft-down mechanisms for an easy close...

I'm always interested to hear what you think! Thank you so much for reading!


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