Do - It -Yourself ShutterKits
FIXED BLADE SHUTTERS
are so easy to assemble they require only a minimum of tools
It is recommended that the Shutter kits be assembled on a clean work table. The following basic tools are required for assembly:
- Cordless Screwdriver and cross head bit
- PVA Glue
The kit contains 2 Stiles (frame sides), 1 Top Rail, 1 Bottom Rail, 1 Midrail (if required), 1 set of Blades, 4 or 6 screws and hole plugs.
Step1 – Select the stiles for assembly. Stiles are marked with an ‘A’ or ‘B’.
‘A’ & ‘B’ marked stiles are opposites and make a pair. The marking in the rail rebate indicates the top of the shutter. IMPORTANT: The markings must be at the same end.
Step 2 - Ensure the rails are fitted in the correct positions, top and bottom, and with the top rail scoop up and the bottom rail scoop down. Apply glue to each rail tenon and push each into the stile channel. Fit the midrail if the shutter has one. Check that rails are flush with the stile ends.
Step 3 – Insert the blades starting from one end.
Step 4 – Fit the other stile; apply a bead of glue to the stile channel corners and bottom at each end of the stile. Start by fitting the rail tenon into the stile and then start inserting the first few blades.
Step 5 – After you have inserted some blades into the shutters sometimes it is easier if you put the screw into the rail just enough to hold the stile in place so that it does not keep on coming off the tenon as you work down the shutter inserting more blades. (Tighten as necessary).
Step 6 – Make sure stile ends are flush with rails then fit the 4 screws through the stiles into the rails ends.
|Step 7 – Break out screw hole plugs and fit into screw holes and tap flush with stile surface.|
The shutter is now fully assembled.