Step 1: Align Shutters

aligning shutters to make screen door
Photo: Kristine Larsen
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Lay the shutters side by side on a worktable, and align their bottoms using a straightedge. (Shutter heights may vary, so be sure to use the bottoms as the baseline when taking measurements.)
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    Tools List

    • 100-foot tape measure
      Measuring tape
    • drill
      Drill driver
    • Phillips screwdriver
      Screwdriver
    • pencil compass
      Pencil
    • combination square
      Combination Square

    Shopping List

    1. Two sets of hinges

    2. Three shutters (louvered or paneled)

    3. Hinge screws

    4. Two sets of furniture glide floor protectors