Making The Louvered Doors And Shutters
The louvered doors and shutters are the ones that are made up of the slates of the wood that are cut into the equal pieces and are joined to make the louvers. Louvered doors and shutters are very much important to add privacy to the sleeping and dressing rooms. More over because of the spaces in them they can easily allow in air and light. Basically making the louvered doors and shutters is simple and easy and by just careful application of a few skills you can create very wonderful work. When you have decided to make the louvers you first have to take care of the fact that you will need some material for it. First of all you will have to buy a tool kit from the market. You can also borough it from a friend but buying one for you will be helpful during the process and also be handy for you in future. The tool kit contains the tools like hammer, nails, measuring material and material that may smoothen then the wood. You can easily buy these kits from any nearby DIY stores. Some of the kits are very expensive and contain a very large number of tools.
While the kits that are economical may contain small number of tools. You can purchase the kit that suits your pocket and condition. Also you have to choose the type of wood that you need for making the louvers. Timber is the best form of wood that is used for making the louvers. However the timber is expensive and if you are trying to make the louvers for the first time in life the best alternative for you will be that you get the planks of pine or cedar. The pine and cedar are much less expensive than the timber and also give a good finish to the shutter that you are trying to make. First measure the size of the door or the window for which you are preparing the louvered shutter. The indoor mounts require less space and wood while the exterior mounts require additional jamb and valance at the top. Begin by cutting the wood with the help of the axe to make a side frame. The side frame should be of the exact size of the window in which you want to fit it.
Therefore make sure that you have taken enough precaution to measure it at least three places in the centre, above and below. This will prevent any artifacts due to the difference in the constructional work. When you have cut the wood according to the frame size hammer all the four pieces into each other to make the frame. Once your side frame is ready, cut the planks of wood of equal size and depth to fit the frame that you have constructed. The planks should be glued into the frame after you have prepared them all so that they fit to make the louvered shutter. You can then install and enjoy your craftmenship.