2008 Third Place Winner

Exterior Hinged Window Shutters

The project is the reconstruction from scratch of 4 exterior hinged window shutters that are approximately 2' x 7' tall.

The original plantation shutters were sagging and falling apart from dry rot, and my customer wanted them replaced. Originally these shutters were made from white wood, not the best material for exterior use. So my client wanted to have them replaced with a wood that can handle exterior weather conditions. Originally were were going to order some custom made shutters using exotic imported hardwood, however I decided against this practice.
On a recent trip to TRP I noticed there was some beautiful old redwood wainscot, that had been salvaged from a house. Very minimal nail holes and very straight tight grain. I decided to take the project on myself, I own an old planner and used it to clean the wood up and get it into working condition. The project was very rewarding and in the end  my customer is very happy to have custom made reclaimed old growth redwood plantation shutters, using wood from TRP. 
Jason MacDougall
Oakland, CA
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