Step 5: Steady the Shutter in the Opening

tracing the outline of the hinges allows you to score and chisel out new mortises
Photo: Kristine Larsen
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Steady the shutter in the opening, and trace the outline of the hinges where they'll attach to the shelving unit. Score and chisel out the mortises.
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    Tools List

    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • chisel
      Chisel
    • utility knife
      Utility knife
    • Phillips screwdriver
      Screwdriver
    • flathead screwdriver
      Rasp
    • rasp
      Paintbrush

    Shopping List

    1. 2 vintage interior shutters

    2. 1 pair of wrap-around shutter hinges

    3. 1 pair of no-mortise hinges

    4. Cabinet door pull

    5. Paint and primer

    6. Epoxy filler