How To Make Window Shutters

House Style | Posted by Jannie on 16 May 2010 @ 1:49 PM 45 Comments

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Begin with one (preferably non-shuttered) window…

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Procure some 1″ thick pine boards, dressed. (Naked ones are far too sassy.)

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Cut boards to desired shutter height, less the height you want your 2 “end caps” to be. More on end caps in a minute.

Glue and clamp boards together for desired shutter width…

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Depending on how busy your life is, allow glue to dry for 12 to 1700 hours.  Usually 12-24 hours is just the ticket.

Trim off any uneven ends…

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Measure something…

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Next… cut the end caps, same thickness and width as the shutters.

If possible, make funny faces when you saw, to improve performance…

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The finished shutters in this blog post are 35.5″ high — 31.5 inch boards, with a  2″ end cap at the top, and another 2″ end cap at the bottom.

(Actually, I’m not even sure if “end cap” is the real term, but it hopefully gets my point across.)

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Careful with that blade!!

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Whee!!!  This is fun.

Gaze lovingly upon your growing pile of end caps – you’re doing a great job!

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Stock up on them if you’ve  numerous windows to beautify.

Drill cute little holes in them.

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Keep drilling — that whirring sound is so much fun!  Whirrr. Whirrrrr.  I could listen to that all day.  And sometimes do!

(Many of you know we’ve been remodeling and adding onto and more adding onto our house for 17 years now!  And more MORE adding on, but the more MORE will keep — we’ve years of blogging fun ahead – no need to rush into all this at once, right?  Right!)

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Wow — nice drilled holes!  They look to be on 3″ centers.  4″  maybe?  (That’s carpenter lingo for — the holes are 3″ to 4″ apart.)

I’ve picked up scads of carpenter lingo over the years – such as “dressed” lumber, plinth blocks, 7-step crown moulding, wainscotting, finials, and coffered ceilings – to name but a few in my now vast woodworker’s vocabulary.)

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Next… while your wife / photographer is in the house drinking wine and blogging, screw the end caps to the glued boards.

Trim off any uneven edges.

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These don’t really need to be sanded — but sand if you desire.

Measure something again…

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I’m not sure what gets measured or why, but measuring seems to be a good thing.

Meanwhile, back at some ranch or another – make a template for moons (if you like moons.) Stars are good if you fear moons look too “out-housey.” Any design of your choosing works, of course.  I notice cut-outs of 3-legged goats and flying cats are making a comeback.

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Trace your moon onto what’s beginning to look a lot like a shutter.

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Do a little jig with your jigsaw…

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But not really.  NEVER dance while using power saws.  Or close your eyes. But you CAN do as many standing buttock tucks as you’d like while sawing – they’re actually encouraged for the best finished product.

Looking good!!

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While your wife / photographer is in the house drinking more wine, paint the shutters.

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To the bottom of each shutter, attach a hinge and a hook…

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To the top of each shutter, attach another hinge — on the same edge as the bottom hinge!

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Line up where you’ll screw the hinges on the windowframe… And watch out for mysterious clinging leaves…

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Enlisting child labor is ALWAYS a good idea…

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Next comes the part where the wine-soaked wife puts down the iPhone camera to hold the shutters while the huband screws them onto the windowframes.

Here’s the kind of wine the wife was drinking for this set of shutters – something cheap, yet upliftingly nonchalant with undertones of blatant anonymity and a whisper of smokey bravado.

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Remember that hook 103 photos above?

It goes into an eye.

Use a masonry bit to drill the eye’s hole (if you’re working with masonry.) If you’re not working with masonry, give three “Whoo-hoos!” that you only have to drill into wood.)  (Unless you’re drilling into solid steel.  I know nothing about drilling into solid steel.  Or aged teak.)

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Presto, the shutter is held back!

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Whoo-hoo!

And that’s (pretty-much) how to make this kind of shutter — which, I must add — are decorative only, as per the way they are attached to the frames, and not meant to be closed to protect the window glass.  If you’re looking for that kind of shutter, I’ll be posting a how-to on them in October, 2016.

Thank you.

Any questions?

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With Love,  Jannie

xoxox

P.S.  If  I am posting less than usual this coming week — please don’t worry –  I’ll be out scampering around the blogosphere reading all YOUR awesomeness, answering comments on this post, writing Actual Snail-Mail Letters, cleaning out the fridge (and freezer!) continuing with Kelly’s bedroom make-over, finally stenciling Kirsten’s chairs, and baking cherry pies – but not necessarily in that order.

xoxo again.

EDIT:  For LANCE!! Yes, my shutter guy is also very much a tree-house making guy!!

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  • 1

    On 16 May 2010 at 1:54 pm

    william said, 

    very nice indeed, looks like a lot of hard work but the results, awsome ;)
    .-= william´s last blog ..DAILY POEM "WHAT’S IN A LIFE"? =-.

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    On 16 May 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Lance said, 

    Pie? Did someone say pie?

    Oh…and nice shutters, by the way!

    Hey – I thought you have big plans to paint those toes of yours??? And – do you play that guitar with those toes of yours?

    And – this is a regular how-to of shutter making! You (and the husband-man) are quite talented at creating these shutters and doing the step by step! I shudder (pun intended!) to think what would happen were I to attempt this! I did build a treehouse once, though. It has a bit of a leak…although only when it rains. And – if I recall correctly – you have a pretty sweet treehouse too! (made by the shutter guy, right!!)

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    On 16 May 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Sara said, 

    Jannie — I loved all these pictures…and I wouldn’t mind borrowing your “handyman.” I could use some new shutters myself!! I loved the picture of Kelly, especially the last one where’s she’s leaving the scene:~)

    I also enjoyed the foot picture with the wine and the guitar…Now that’s my idea of working around the house:~)

    The shutters look very nice indeed. I liked the moons…just don’t put that up by a door as it could be easily mistaken for an outhouse. I just had to investigate the crescent moon on an outhouse. Turns out it’s the way people knew the outhouse was intended for women only…who knew??

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    On 16 May 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Daisy said, 

    Cool! They look great, Jannie! Must be nice to have someone around who is handy with tools! :)
    .-= Daisy´s last blog ..Stop Thief! =-.

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    On 16 May 2010 at 3:26 pm

    debbie said, 

    Those look incredible! It would never have occurred to me to make them.

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    On 16 May 2010 at 3:48 pm

    cinderkeys said, 

    I envy you guys the ability to do this … and the time to do this. :)
    .-= cinderkeys´s last blog ..24 years =-.

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    On 16 May 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Hey, William — Jim loves to stay busy, and create things. He’s a house “value-adder” too we could say. And such an artiste, obviously. I’ll be sure to tell him you said the shutters look awesome.

    Hey Lance — well, my toenails are still in the buffing stage, after me trimming ‘em and perfecting the cuticle shape — I have 8 levels of sanding I do on them, and am now about to embark on the 8th and final stage. What a process!! Im working on a post for it with 68 photos in the play-by-play, due for posting in late September. This coming Sept, that is. :) And please stay tuned for photo posts on toe-guitar playing, how to fix any tree-house leak and 621 ways to make pie crust. Oh — and do you see the edit I put in at the end of this post just for YOU!!??! THANKS for reminding me of the tree-house!!! It’s a cool piece of construction.

    Hey, Sara — yeah Kelly had had enough of that photo session!! :) She’s so funny. Well, I think if you had a saw like Jim’s YOU could make shutters just as easily. You are smart. And creative. Hey, maybe even I could make shutters! :) Wow, what a COOL tidbit on the moon outhouse being for a women. I had no idea. Now I’ll be the one Googling next to see what shape was for a man. hmmn, maybe an axe? :) A chainsaw!! :) Beer stein??

    Hey Daisy!! Thanks. So far we have 12 shuttered windows. I think. Maybe more. That’s a lot of sawing, glueing and such over the years. :) I do feel very very blessed to have such a talented, industrious guy! I better give him extra hugs today!! :)

    Hey, Debbie, thanks. He makes them because they’re a custom size — so instead of paying someone to make them for $300 a pair — he buys $10 of material per pair and makes his own! :) What a guy!!

    Hey Cinderkeys! How are you today? Well, he does this on top of his 50+hour workweek too! Quite a guy, eh? he worked with a helper on the front of the house today for 5 hours — and after I post this, we’re going out for a family time — whoo-hoo!!!!

    xoxoxo

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    On 16 May 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Natalia said, 

    That is an awesome tree house! I would love one of those! :0 ) The shutters are great too. He’s a keeper!
    .-= Natalia´s last blog ..Fun with Pool Noodles! =-.

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    On 16 May 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Luisa Doraz said, 

    All I can say is…he has a lot of patience and skill. Love the step by step photos. Your family brought smiles to my face today. Thanks. :)

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    On 16 May 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Talon said, 

    Jim did a beautiful job! They look awesome! Looks like you’re going to have a fun week, Jannie. Save me a slice of cherry pie and I’ll bring the ice cream! ;)
    .-= Talon´s last blog ..Photos and music… =-.

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    On 16 May 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord said, 

    Jannie – sounds like you and I might be of the same nature on this one or perhaps any “how to:” hook up with someone handy!

    That’s how I’ve been getting things done. Today’s task? A garden.
    Me: I love fresh vegetables and fruits.
    Him: Maybe we should plant a garden. I think you’d love gardening.
    Me: What a great idea!
    Him: (grabbing shovel, putting on muck boots, walking out to the back corner of his yard…)
    Me: (putting on cute gardening boots, grabbing tea, a camera and following him) What do you need me to do?
    Him: Nothing. Stand there and look pretty.
    Me: Okay!
    Him: (digging, tilling and doing all the grunt work)
    Me: (on-looking, doing cat calls, enjoying my tea, swatting bugs, making funny comments and trying to look pretty)

    An hour later, the garden was done!

    Have a beautiful week, Jannie!

    PS – I started to read your post about half-priced donuts, but decided to quit because those photos were making me hungry… (smile)

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    On 16 May 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Evelyn Lim said, 

    Your post is so funny! How lucky you are to have a handy man around! I’d like to see the pictures of a tree house some day :-)

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    On 16 May 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Cath Lawson said, 

    Hi Jannie – I’m impressed. I love your new shutters. Do they really add value to your house? I’m hoping to sell my house soon and wondering if I should have a go at this. But I haven’t done wood work since I was 11 – at school. Would you ask Jim if those Jiggysaw things are easy for beginners to use please?

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    On 16 May 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Well, Hello there my fun pool noodle-exercising Natalia! Funny meeting you here again so soon — I’m beginning to really like this habit of seeing your shiningness in my midst. :) Yeah — not a bad treehouse, eh? I suppose I should show the interior of it eventually, Kelly chose bright blue with white trim.

    Well, Hello there Luisa! So great to see you again!! Jim’s patience is amazing yes. (After all he married me — he needs patience, boy howdy.) :) I marvel at what he knows how to do. So glad you enjoyed the blow-by-blow and got a smile!

    Well, Hello there my Talon!! For YOU?? Any kind of pie you want. And could you be so kind as to bring a box of King Cole tea — it’s my very favorite and we don’t get it here. :) Thanks!! Yes, I’m gonna take just a few days break from posting, and get some things crossed off my Real Life list!

    Well, Hello there Miss Lovely Megan! I do like the on-looking tea-drinking cat-calling too. And after all, these guys need a cheering section to make it all worthwhile! What kind of tea did you brew? What did you guys plant in your garden? A garden is on my list but I’ve not yet gotten to it — all in due time. :) Oh, and everybody is craving donuts after my last post. Sorry! :)

    Well, Hello there Evelyn!! Always lovely to have you pop by. Yes, I must pinch myself a couple times a day when I look at all the work he’s done. Awesome! And hey I added in a link to the treehouse up above, but here it is again… http://www.janniefunster.com/2008/11/27/thankful-unveiling/

    Well, Hello Cath!! Super to see you back!!! Hope you are doing well and that your son has healed well. Great questions you pose. I just asked Jim and he says yes, shutters do add value, in the way, say crown moulding or any other nice wood trim does. And he says YES — a jigsaw can easily be handled by a beginner who is conscientious. A little tip… to get in for that first cut in his wood, Jim drills a hole, then eases the jigsaw into it, kind of a pilot hole, I guess. And he says the nice Ryobi jigsaw he uses cost only about $30 US — not an expensive piece of equipment. That would be awesome if you made your own shutters! I bet you can do it – and make them great!!! Selling your home eh? You moving towns? And Cath, I look forward to getting over to your place and catching up with you.

    xoxoxo

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    On 17 May 2010 at 2:29 am

    Hilary said, 

    Hi Jannie .. crumbs – Kelly’s bedrooms .. has she moved on from penguins??

    Love the router for the cutting the moon – actually the moon is a great idea – to have some viewing place, as well as a little space for the moon to slide in. Love the colour too – toe nails need a paint?!

    My goodness me – I thought Kelly was patient and tolerant .. but your hubby surpasses all .. please say hi for me – he deserves a Choccy Medal .. most men would have waved one of their noisy machines to wave you off … Jim is a star .. on top of that he makes shutters!

    Bye for now .. nice sunny day here – need to get on! Have fun with all the works and cleansing going on a la Funsterland … don’t disturb the moths or the bats please .. see you soon .. Hils xoxo
    .-= Hilary´s last blog ..Bat and Moth Survey Night – tonight =-.

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    On 17 May 2010 at 3:55 am

    SnaggleTooth said, 

    Excellent job Jim! (Looks like alot of work) Looking forward to the 2016 storm shutter tutorials…
    Really tho- this had me giggling a bit- Thanks I’ve needed a laugh due to work machine breakage n going breakless thru a whole work-shift as a result- Apparently continueing work from hell as a theme for the week…

    Also, I thoubt the toes by the guitar was a wonderful wine prop idea.

    BB- Tootie Frootie?
    .-= SnaggleTooth´s last blog ..Wavy =-.

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    On 17 May 2010 at 3:59 am

    Lynn said, 

    My goodness – that was complicated and fun-looking. They came out looking great – especially with those cuties standing in front. :) xo

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    On 17 May 2010 at 7:20 am

    Ana Goncalves said, 

    Hey Jannie,
    What an excellent craftmanship.
    Those shutters are absolutetly beautiful and I can feel the amount of love put into it through the work produced.
    Thank you for such a delightful share, it is always wonderful to see the step to step of the work produced from the heart.

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    On 17 May 2010 at 7:21 am

    Tony Single said, 

    Great smurf in heaven… that looks like waaa-aaay too much effort! I think I’ll draw some shutters on a bit of mangy old cardboard and paste that up instead.

    There. Done it. Looks fabulous!

    Well, in my head it looks fabulous. I did it all in my head.

    Yes, I’m that lazy.
    .-= Tony Single´s last blog ..After =-.

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    On 17 May 2010 at 8:29 am

    Glenn Buttkus said, 

    Daddy Jim not only sells and fixes those blamed vehicles, he is the handyman of the month, the year, and maybe the millennium! Man, that iphone of yours is smoking and clicking. All you need is the sound effects, and we have a complete tutorial in shutter making, house beautifying, wife pleasing, and child confusing. Some of the commentors are confusing me, by the way. Those shutters are for the Funster main house, right? Unless Jim has put a brick veneer on Kelly’s tree house. Will Kelly want to change the color of the tree house every year, or several times a year? Does she go to the tree house for privacy and creative time? Are there several friends who make it club house for her? Does it have cable TV or wi fi yet?
    .-= Glenn Buttkus´s last blog ..Rivers =-.

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    On 17 May 2010 at 8:50 am

    suzen said, 

    Hi Jannie! Those shutters are adorable! We have shutters on our lake house but I’m about to have them taken off – at least the ones by my bedroom window – as they are the bat’s favorite nesting nesting place. Hubs really hasta build some bat houses because these critters keep me awake with their partying all night!
    hugs
    suZen

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    On 17 May 2010 at 9:50 am

    J.D. Meier said, 

    You’re quite the storyteller!

    You say a lot with your pictures because you know what to focus on and tease out into the open.
    .-= J.D. Meier´s last blog ..More Spring Cleanup on Sources of Insight – Simplifying the Experience =-.

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    On 17 May 2010 at 9:57 am

    Jannie said, 

    Howdy friends and cute little neighbors!

    Hey Hilary! I am giving you crumbs of my life? :) Yes, actually she has settled on a floral wall-paper border, with lime green walls. And dark green polka dots on the lime green, but will accessorize with penguins. Toe nails almost ready to paint, yes! :) How great to have sunny days over there. I bet England is all a-bloom!

    Hey Snaggle! yes, tons and tons of work. And one pair of shutters left to make, for the little lean-to off the garage. One more pair! :) Yep guitar – toes – wine, seemed to go together well. :) I am so sorry about your break-less shift, geez. There must be many rewards around the corner for you! There HAVE to be, Snaggle. Oh, rootie!! (from BB) :)

    My Dear Lynn. Oh no — complicated-looking. Shoot. I was aiming for such simple and direct instruction. :) I was — really! :) :) I guess I’m just so used to all this wood-working stuff it seems so easy to me. Yes, those little cuties standing by them really set them off to a tee I think. My aim was to have them inside looking out, but I couldn’t get the screen out.

    Hey Ana — yes, ain’t he smart at making shutters!! A good guy to have around, for sure. Yep, lots and lots and lots of love. :) Ahhh, from the heart — yes, that describes Jim to a tee. He does beautify things for the sheer love of it. (Plus is happy to add a little value to the domicile.) :)

    Tony!! Ever The Artiste, you are! And jocular commenter! Thanks for making me grin and imagine your superb cardboard shutters. :) :) Did you paint them too?

    hey Glennie-Glenn-Glenn — yep the shutters in this post are indeed for the Funsters main house, which I should be showing you all more photos of soon — just one more gutter to put up and Jannie can sweep up all the wood bit and sawdust. Take a scrub brush to the old tile, plant those plants, and snap some more pix. That link edit does lead to the tree house post. Nope, Kelly loves her blue tree-house interior. She goes there mostly to read books. I said to daddy — NO t.V.!!!

    Hey Lovely SuZen, nope, no bats here — they’re all under our Congress Street Bridge. :) (Oh — yes, a few in my belfry. Forgot about these.) I can totally see your reasons for removing your lakehouse shutters. I like my nights nice and quiet for sleeping too. Oh yeah!! :)

    Ooo J.D. A storyteller! Yay! I’ve been reading that’s a good thing to do on a blog, whoo-hoo!! I’m doing (some of) it (somewhat) right. :) When I do a post liek this, I put in my pix first, chronologically, then weave the words in after. Oh, speaking of storytelling — Kelly and I have started reading Judy Blume for kids. Judy is a master at story-telling — and sooo funny. We are reading “Tales Of A Fourth-Grade Nothing,” and laughing and laughing.

    You guys ROCK!!!

    xoxoxoxo

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    On 17 May 2010 at 11:40 am

    Suzicate said, 

    It’s the wife’s job to watch and instruct…oh, and drink the wine!
    .-= Suzicate´s last blog ..Freaks, Geeks, And Squeaks =-.

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    On 17 May 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Adrenalynn said, 

    Those are seriously the best looking shutters I’ve ever seen! I’m also very impressed by the photographer, of course. And the gorgeous ladies posing in front of the fabulous shutters!

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    On 17 May 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Paige said, 

    Been thinking about painting our (not functioning) shutters and front door. I want them purple (like my studio), but am hesitating and I don’t know why…it’s only paint after all and they can be painted who knows how many times.

    K-bye
    .-= Paige´s last blog ..Surprise! =-.

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    On 17 May 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Dot said, 

    What, no primer? :-) That was awesome to watch. Reminds me of when my Dad worked on our house, or anyone’s house for that matter. I’m always amazed that there are people who ENJOY doing carpentry. It’s so incredibly useful, but it’s so HARD on the muscles.

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    On 17 May 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Tom Volkar / Delightful Work said, 

    Only you could get me to read an entire post about shutters that I’ll never make! Must have been the wine and the story. Do you tell better stories with or without the wine?

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    On 17 May 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Dapoppins said, 

    The house I grew up in had non-shutable-shutters. Is that how they got there?

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    On 17 May 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Patricia said, 

    Jannie,
    It must be in the stars or something…I have a carpenter guy too…and we just put in a new dishwasher, MW oven, Convection Oven and he built a shelf for each and that left room for a drawer for the cook ware….we just had to have something besides the taps working in the kitchen – value adding.

    Our house had shutters that were for storms with a naval theme as is ships at sea/ not the naval gazing ones. Now we have almost no curtains to keep from blocking the stars and the moon and the view….

    I sometimes wish gardening/carpenter/ building man also was cooking man…but alas he is not….we are saving for going to a college graduation in the desert and we are not going out to eat to save money…Do you ever get tired of cooking…maybe if I could find more GF donuts and sulfate free wines? He does not like Beer…hmmmm…

    Nice to know you are getting your dishes done, but then what will I do when I come for a visit?

    Good style and presentation here…nice job….and I was fascinated to learn that there were male and female designated outbuildings with signage?!!!
    Learn so many things here Jannie’s Univesity

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    On 17 May 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Davina said, 

    Hah, hah… I did see feet in this post! :-) Seems that wine brings out the sole-ful side of you… pppft. Love Kelly’s cast; reminds me of a rainbow. I can’t let this go by without a mention ;-) Did you see the typo on “myserious clinging leaf?” I say put a space in after my to make it “my serious clinging leaf” as opposed to “mysterious clinging leaf”… eh? Eh?

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    On 17 May 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Hi Suzicate! And especially since Jim hasn’t had a drop of alcohol in 8 years, I have to keep up my end. ;) You’d think I’m a raging alcoholic from some of my posts! Ahhh, lol.

    Hi Adrenalynn!! Great to see you again. So sorry to hear you had the flu – yuck. I will be sure to tell Jim you are a big fan of his shutters! Oh — I just told him and he sa;ys “Tell her she’s missed a bunch” (Of shutters, he means.) My humble man! :)

    Hi Paige!! I think you should TOTALLY go for the purple shutters. TOTALLY!! And post a pic, of course, so we can feast our eyes on your artistry. Maybe you’re hesitating because every other house within a 5-mile radius is painted white with beige trim? :)

    Hi Dot!! That particular paint is also a stain, so it’s an all-in-one. Super observation!! I should edit that in for all the 4 people who will land on this post over the next 40 years. :) You sure know a lot about building and stuff – I’m way impressed! And yes, carpentry is great body conditioning, all that moving around.

    Hey, Tom! No? Can’t convince you to make shutters even after all this?? :) :) Ahh, my wine stories vis-a-vis non-wine stories…. Great question! I’ve been told my best stories are my beer ones. Like this one… Beautiful Austin, Texas — Through A Donut Hole

    Hi Dapoppins, hey — so glad you could hang out with us wild bunch here. Yep — my Jim quite possibly made and installed the shutters in your childhood home. He has re-done a few domiciles in his day. :)

    Hey Patricia, that shelf under the new appliances sounds more than awesome — very creative. I’ll have to suggest that to Jim for the Canada house. Ahh, yes… not a cooking man you have. And mine still does not operate a chainsaw. :) Now I think I will have to Google earth your house and see those amazing shutters!!! :) Hey — Fetzer makes sulfate-free wines, doesn’t it? GF donuts — hmmn, let me Google that Right Now… Wow, tons of recipes here… http://www.celiac.com/categories/Gluten%252dFree-Recipes/Gluten%252dFree-Dessert-Recipes:-Pastries,-Cakes,-Cookies,-etc./Gluten%252dFree-Donut-Recipes-(Doughnut)/ Oh yeah, I got tired of cooking in 1998, that’s why I heat up those MW dinners. :) Oooo, which area of desert are you going to?? AND OMG, I did my dishes yesterday AND again today!! I think maybe I’ll turn the dishwasher spot into a giant wine rack area. Oh yeah — I didn’t Google the men’s out-house insignia! Off I go again — Right Now… Oh — awesome… Stars for men, cool site I learned that from… http://www.outhousegraffiti.com/oh_history.html YOU are educating ME — thanks!!

    Oh Davina!! That “my serious clinging leaf” typo is hilarious!! Okay, I’ll have to do an edit to that photo. I wonder if anybody else caught the typo? Maybe it is a myserious leaf — filled with misery? :) Yeah, Kelly’s wild cast, she’s supposed to get it changed out Thursday — she hopes for yellow and purple stripes. Oh, and D. — I think my toes are ready for paint!! :)

    Okay, let me see how the code on that link for Tom goes when I post this…

    xoxoxo

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    On 17 May 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Jannie said, 

    yay!! It worked, it worked!! (That link for Tom) I am so in the code know.

    Is there no code I can’t whoop the buttocks of??

    Probably. :)

    :)

    xoxo

  • 34

    On 18 May 2010 at 9:43 am

    trisha said, 

    just fantastic. lovely post. thanks for sharing this invaluable information. :)

  • 35

    On 19 May 2010 at 12:49 am

    jingle said, 

    wow,
    a modeling husband,
    plus,
    a narrating wife,
    perfect match!
    Many thanks for the instruction!

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    On 19 May 2010 at 12:50 am

    jingle said, 

    http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/05/14/week-18-the-perfect-poet-award-announcement/

    week 18 the perfect poet award winner reminder.
    many thanks!
    ;)

    simply nominate one poet and let me know, that’s the least you can do…

  • 37

    On 19 May 2010 at 3:38 am

    Barbara Swafford said, 

    Hi Jannie,

    Great work. Beautiful shutters. Good photos, too.

    Beringer wine? Reminds me of when I lived in California and we went to their winery. Wine tasting – Yum!

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    On 19 May 2010 at 5:15 am

    vikum said, 

    I see some real work there. He puts them together, step by step, patiently. It’s done finally. Here they are. Fixter and Funster ! lol
    Great work indeed !
    .-= vikum´s last blog ..Against the friction =-.

  • 39

    On 19 May 2010 at 9:43 am

    Jannie said, 

    Hey Trisha! Will you be making some shutters? :) Well, hopefully this article may come in hand to those seeking shutter instruction.

    Hey, Jingle! Thanks so much. he does make a very good looking model I think! And THANK YOU so much for the award. I hope to have a poem for tomorrow.

    Hey, Barbara! I have never been to a winery, but it’s on my list of fun things to do. And visiting a beer-er-y would be fun too! :)

    xoxo

  • 40

    On 19 May 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Dr. J said, 

    Gotta love the Gator colors, orange and blue, on the little Funster’s cast!!!

    Of course I’m impressed with the woodworkers skills!

  • 41

    On 19 May 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Mama Zen said, 

    Thank you very much for the kind mention of my Three Legged Cat design shutters. Please tell your readers that I also have Lifting Hind Leg Dog and Raising Tail Cow designs available.

  • 42

    On 19 May 2010 at 5:50 pm

    sheila said, 

    Gosh this guy just does it all doesn’t he???????? Wow, nice job! Kelly’s reaction is hysterical, lol!

  • 43

    On 20 May 2010 at 11:03 am

    Jannie said, 

    Dear Dr J.! Yes, I hadn’t thought of her cast colors as gators, until she mentioned a kid at school had said that too. You made me Google! :) (Not a football person here, more of an ice hockey gal. )

    Dear Mama Z!! I don’t know if I’ve ever laughed as hard or as long at anyone’s comment as I did over your leg-lifting dog and tail-lifting cow one. Ahhhhh, ya oughta take your show on the road!! :)

    Dear Sheila!! He has no chainsaw, and is not a fan of hanging doors, or installing cabinet drawers… but he does ’bout everything else, that’s for sure!! Kelly’s a ham!! And Erika always so sweet and Mini Miss America-esque for the camera. ;)

    toodles.

    xoxoxo

  • 44

    On 20 May 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Viola said, 

    I dearly love your poem song you wrote for the Rally. Your husband woodwork skills reminds me of my favorite brother-in-law. There is nothing he can’t make or build, and is forever with a tool in his hands. Very lovely post my friend. I hope this comment finds you well.

  • 45

    On 21 May 2010 at 2:20 pm

    smArtee said, 

    those are awesome….I love the color and the moon…they look somewhat easy to do..I love your foot and the wine…I am drinking today…bud with lime….Mmmmm and Im bloggin ..its my first time…no schedules, or time limits…just me my drink and my computer…Ahhh what a life…!..yes after an awful saga regarding out tub…but things sre fine now..Have a great weekend..!

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