Large Plantation Shutters

Old 01-19-20, 07:08 AM
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Large Plantation Shutters

We have two large windows, 76" wide and looking at Plantation shutters.

Depending on the brand they can come in 2, 3, or 4 panel configurations.

We've looked at a couple of displays but they are relatively small so I cant get a feel for how sturdy a really big blind will be.

My concern is the 2 panel style will look too large and the 3 panel (1 left, 2 right) will have this really large mass hanging off one side of the hinges.

My gut says 4 panels but the other entity of the family isnt interested saying the louvers will be too small!

Anybody have or dealt with these and have comments?
Old 01-19-20, 07:27 AM
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The triple ones will eventually be problematic if two are hinged together like a bifold... but it depends how much you open and close them.

it's possible that you could have them (or a carpenter) make a custom jamb if you want singles, but the shutters would not be inset (flush with the wall) they would be applied on top of the trim. No matter what the window behind does, they can build the jamb into 3 equal parts then apply onto the casing. Single shutters stay square... double ones will eventually sag and drag.

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