By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more

Chestnut shutter advice

Help and advice making chestnut shuttera

All Topics | Latest Posts

Search for:  in Thread Title in  
David Jones 3016/12/2016 23:09:51
1 forum posts
Hi everyone, i'm new to this forum and have read some great threads and advice. There are clearly many knowledgable and experienced folk out there.

So my situation.. I'm making 20 window shutters for my farm house out of nicely seasoned tongue and grooved chestnut and treating with osmo oil.

My question. How essential do you feel braces are for external use in ledge style shutters? baring in mind the weight of the chestnut, somewhere between ash and oak. I will obviously be gluing all the joints.

Also some of the windows are arched and will be fitting 3 ledges low down to take 3 hinges because of the large span. Where as the others will be door size singles and window doubles.

Thanks for reading. I look forward to any advice.

derek willis 119/12/2016 13:25:54
99 forum posts
12 photos


You don't say how wide the shutters are to be, this is the controlling factor when

bracing against sagging, should not be neccesary of shutters are about normal

size of of about 500 mm. each side.


All Topics | Latest Posts

Please login to post a reply.

Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of The Woodworker incorporating Good Woodworking? Use our magazine locator links to find your nearest stockist!

Find The Woodworker inc Good Woodworking 

Latest Forum Posts
Support Our Partners
Felder UK April 2016
Transwave 2017
Wood Workers Workshop
D&M Tools
D B Keighley
Turners Tool Box
Tool Post
Subscription Offers

Subscribe to<br />    The Woodworker Magazine and receive a FREE gift

Contact Us

We're always happy to hear from you, so feel free to get in touch!

Click here to find who to contact