August 17, 2010
Progress on shutters
The wood work on the shutters is coming along nicely.
I need to make the decision to paint them blue or leave them as they are. I think the aging looks very nice. Of course they are meant to be worn by the wind and the rain as well as having a coat of grime and a hint of green slime. I think I will have to leave the decision to paint or not paint until later when I can do a temporary installation. The overall look of the project will tell me what to do. I suspect that I will choose the option of painting but for now I will enjoy them as they are.
I have not made the hinges, latches and shutter hooks yet. That is something I am looking forward to doing although no doubt I will feel plenty of frustration during the fabrication of them.