Installing Exterior Shutters

installing exterior shutters
    exterior shutters
  • Designed specifically for outdoor use.
  • Shutters constructed for use on the outside of a building or structure. Exterior shutters are generally built from materials that naturally withstand the outdoor environment.
  • Often decorative panels fitted to the exterior of a house
  • Place (someone) in a new position of authority, esp. with ceremony
  • (install) set up for use; "install the washer and dryer"; "We put in a new sink"
  • Place or fix (equipment or machinery) in position ready for use
  • Establish (someone) in a new place, condition, or role
  • installation: the act of installing something (as equipment); "the telephone installation took only a few minutes"
  • (install) put into an office or a position; "the new president was installed immediately after the election"

Exterior Thirties House -- 1" Scale House
Exterior Thirties House  -- 1" Scale House
In 1996 I began unpacking cartons stored for decades in the garage. Imagine my delight to find most of the furniture and accessories from my first dollhouse had survived 21 moves! Since they were too nice to put away, I decided to create a Middle Class American home from the 1930's in which to display things. Here it is! This is the Basic Baby Bit model from The House That Jack Built company, which came assembled with a front door and windows to install. (I didn't use their windows because they had attached shutters, which made it look too Colonial.) Next up will be adding the brick foundation and front porch then shingling. I was so naive back in 1998 that, in my eagerness, I glued on the chimney and now will have to work around it to do the roofing. The structure is beautifully built of 3/8" Baltic fir cabinet-grade plywood with the clapboard siding pre-milled directly into the exterior walls. My one complaint with houses from The House That Jack Built is they offer no additions in their line. The add-on kitchen/attic on the right is from a different manufacturer and doesn't fit as snugly as I'd like. It will take some effort on my part to get a good join. Ugh! The most difficult thing I've done so far on the house is figuring out how to get that translucent textured glass pattern on the lower half of the bathroom window (upper right). After trying three or four different ideas, finally used a heavy application of Zap glue, which was then swirled into a fan pattern. SUPPLIERS: Addition: Real Good Toys Chimney: Houseworks Electric meter: Ron Bufton House shell: The House That Jack Built Window shades: Barbaras O'Brien Windows: Houseworks
Loudonville. loc 2.
Loudonville. loc 2.
* Painted all exterior trim, including extensive prep. * Removed roof and railings above the tall windows in picture. * Framed new roof with 7(!!!) adjoining hips to more effectively shed water. The hips were consecutive, to follow the perimeter of the stepped 'T' shape of the building. * Made new railings, balusters, newell posts, and newell caps with composite materials. * Removed / Installed 12 new windows. *Replaced double doors and trim for out-building. *Re-painted walls and trim of interior. *Re-trimmed bay doors. *Repaired sheetrock in living room. *Diagnosed leak in masonry pointing. * Re-built and re-painted ~20 (functional) antique wooden shutters, and also replaced ~20 with Endurian shutters from Timberlane Shutters. (Highly reccomended)

installing exterior shutters