Cedar Shutter Kits are so easy to assemble they require only a minimum of toolsIt is recommended that the Shutter kit be assembled on a clean work table and the following basic tools are required for assembly:
You will need:
Cordless drill with cross-head bit.
Small straight blade screwdriver.
2 support blocks of clean timber-
approx. 40mm x 40mm - 600mm long
The kit contains 2 Stiles (frame sides), 1 Top Rail, 1 Bottom Rail, 1 Midrail (if required), 1 set of Blades, 2 Blade pin Beads, 2 Tension Plates with Screws, 1 Rotation Bar and alloy link strip, 4 Screws and hole plugs.
|If not already fitted, fit the tension plates to the beads using supplied Stainless Steel M3 x 12mm screws. Ensure the screws are fitted from the countersunk hole side. Screw the screws into the plate until the thread ends are flush with the outside of the plate.|
|Fit the bead/s into the stile - if a midrail is fitted, then fit two beads of the correct length.|
|Ensure the rails are fitted in the correct positions, top 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 the rails are flush with the stile ends.|
Lay the blades with the staples pointing up and toward the top rail scoop. Fit the blade pins into the bead holes.
IMPORTANT: THE FACE OF THE BLADE IS THE SIDE THAT THE ROTATION BAR WILL ATTACH TO THE STAPLE. NOTE: THAT THE STAPLE IS ALMOST FLUSH WITH THIS SIDE. THIS WILL ALLOW THE ROTATION BAR TO CLEAR THE BLADE TO MAXIMUM CLOSURE. ALL BLADES MUST BE PUT IN THE SAME WAY.
|Fit the opposite bead/s to the blade pins. Start at the top and work down fitting each pin into the matching hole.|
|Fit the other stile; apply a bead of glue to the stile channel corners and channel bottom at each end of the stile. Start by partly fitting a rail tenon into the channel and then align the bead/blade assembly into the channel. Press together by hand ajust rail stile ends so they are flush using a rubber mallet.|
|Make sure stile ends are flush with the rails then fit the 4 screws through the stiles into the rail ends.|
|Support the shutter on blocks under each rail and open the blades to allow the link bar to be fitted to the blade staples.|
|Apply a SMALL bead of glue in the slot of the rotation bar by squeezing the glue from the nozzle as the nozzle is pushed along the slot. Wipe off excess glue with a damp rag.|
|Begin at the top, insert the rotation strip into the bar slot and work down, pressing fully home.|
|Break out stile plugs with a straight blade screw driver. Insert them into the stile screw holes and tap them until flush with the stile surface.|
|Adjust Blade Tensioners. To tighten blade rotation, screw stainless steel screws clockwise evenly on each side of the tensioner blade until blade tension is firm. Final adjustment can be made at time of fitting the shutter.|
|The shutter is now fully assembled.|