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Traditional Shutter Specifications

Part 1. General.

1.01 Scope. Vixen Hill Manufacturing Company of Elverson, Pennsylvania shall furnish wooden shutters as shown on plans and herein specified.

1.02 Operation. Shutters shall be designed for actual operation, suitable for use in both the accepted open and closed positions, and constructed in a manner to allow final field trim to proper size for such purpose.

Part 2. Operation.

2.01 Wood Materials. Shutters shall be fabricated from clear, select #1 or better air-dried western red cedar. All wood shall be sound and suitable for safe use, free of loose or open knots. Tenon pegs shall be clear teak.

2.02 Construction. Shutter frames shall be of authentic mortise and tenon construction, blind pocket, with tenons secured in the mortises with solid teak through-pegs. Rail tenons shall be no less than one-third stile thickness, and shall extend into the stile no less then 2/3 stile width. Pegs shall be exposed on the back, and sanded flush.

2.03 Structural Dimensions. Shutter stiles shall be a minimum of 2-5/8 inches wide by 1 3/8 inches thick. Top rails and midrails shall be a minimum of 2 3/8 inches wide by 1 5/16 inches thick. Bottom rails shall be minimum 4 1/8 inches wide by 1 3/8 inches thick. Louvers shall be minimum 1 3/8 inches wide by 3/8 inches thick. Panel shall be minimum 15/16 inches thick.

2.04 Surface Finish. All wood members shall be surfaced four sides, free of planer skips, saw marks or surface splinters. All hand contact edges shall be rounded, chamfered or edge-shaped smooth to the touch. Shutter faces shall be sanded smooth and flush.

Part 3 Execution

3.01 Installation Shutters shall be installed with appropriate hinges and hold backs to affect full operation, with clearances between closed shutters and window frames not to exceed 3/16 inches.