Friday, July 12, 2013

How to Tightened the Hardware on a Wood Shutter

Fig.1 Shutters
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Phillip screwdriver
Flat-tip screwdriver

Mrs. Black shutter closing clips had begun to loosen, often her shutter were opened after she had closed them. She wanted the problem solved.

This post shows the five steps to tightened shutter parts.

Step 1: Fig.1 above shows the shutter closed against the window. 
Step 2: Fig.2 shows two screwdrivers, one flat-tip and the other gold handle is the Phillip tip.

Fig.2 Flat and Phillip drivers
Step 3: Fig.3 and fig.4 shows the latch on the window frame that was bent and needed to be repaired to accept the shutter clip.
Fig.3 Frame Hook
Fig.4 Shutter hook
Step 4: Fig.5 shows the shutter button that fits inside of fig.3 to hold the shutter in place against the window.
Fig.5 Plastic hook
Step 5: Fig.6 shows the shutter is tightly against the window. This job is finished and it needed minor attention. When the clips become loose its important to tightened them as soon possible.
Fig.6 Finished Shutter

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