Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I shutter at the thought!

There are a ton of shutters in the Benjamin House..  Today I was working on a  couple of the shutters to get them to operate properly.  This involves removing the shutter from the window, which requires removing excess paint to access the screw slots.  Cleaning the painted over hinges and latches requires a lot of time.  In fact, there are 148 shutters with over 5,500 screws to operate them.  Small screws with small slots and years of paint over the metal.  Plus, the hinges are covered in paint that blocks them.  I better go to Margaritaville and do a couple tomorrow.   Of course there are sash locks too, with their   screws.

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