Step 4: Align the shutters in the opening

Aligning the shutters
Photo: Kolin Smith
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With your helper, place both shutters in the window opening and slip shims in at top and at bottom to hold them in place. Adjust the shutters to create even spacing along the window jamb and between the shutters.

Mark the casing at the top of each hinge knuckle. Set shutters aside.
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    Tools List

    • drill
      Drill/driver with 1/8-inch drill bit and Phillips-head driver bit
    • combination square
      Combination square
    • folding ruler
      Folding rule
    • Phillips screwdriver
      Phillips-head screwdriver
    • self-centering bit
      Self-centering bit,
      also known as a Vix bit
    • square-head bit
      Square-head screwdriver bit,
      for fastening hanging strips to window jamb

    Shopping List

    1. SHUTTERS

    in most cases, must be custom-ordered. Measure each window separately.



    2. SHIMS

    used to center and hold the shutters in the window opening while marking the hinge locations.