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Chestnut shutter advice

Help and advice making chestnut shuttera

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David Jones 3016/12/2016 23:09:51
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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
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David,

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.

Derek.

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