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Build Out The Entry: Windows and Shutters

They replaced a vinyl-clad triple window with a single wood double-hung that matches the house's originals. The local historic commission required wood shutters but not necessarily operable ones. So Ken and Steve cut the cost about in half by choosing slim stock units, rather than custom widths to match the windows, and by skipping the hinges and shutter dogs. The new shutters are simply screwed to the wall.
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