shutters and plant shelves

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it was time to replace the cheap plastic shutters and blue painted pot shelves so i decided to go with african mahogany. these are made to hold your standard terracotta pots. they are screwed together with #15×4" ss const lags. the mahogony is 5/4 stained with general finishes oil based candlelight stain to deepen the wood, then coated with penofin exterior hardwood oil. the shutters are hung on a french cleat so when it's time to re oil i can just lift them off. the black faux strap hinges are from amazon. this was an easy two weekend build with a little extra time in between coatings of finish.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Those are really beautiful bud. 
Living in CA sure has it advantages. Those shutters wouldn't last 2 years in KS.
Hope the crazy rain has been OK in your area.

.................. John D....................

thanks buddy. yeah ill give em a fresh coat of oil this spring and they'll look like brand new again. weve been getting a lot of rain which we badly need. normal for our area is about 15", two years ago we only had less than 4" last year was about 8". so far were over 7" so it's lookin real good.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Very nice window treatment, love that mahogany.
yeah it makes beautiful outdoor projects. ya just gotta maintain it though.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Great stuff Pottz but another thing to add to the maintenance list. Ha!

Darrel

yes true but if you want nice things ya gotta pay for it !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

 "yes true but if you want nice things ya gotta pay for it !"

For sure. I have a Kayu Batu (Red Balau) fence I put in about 10 years ago. Every two years it's time for the Messmer's Oil!


Darrel

Nice work Pottzy!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

thanks jim !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

....fit so good...

...woodicted

thanks ivan.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

those are very nice Pottzy,  I love the design!  What is the plaque that says something about 2010?

Mike

thanks mike. it was for home of the month.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

That looks great. It really frames the window nicely. Good idea to hang the shutters on French cleats.

Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

thanks andy. yeah there gonna need maintenance so it makes it easy to remove for re oiling.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Wait...home of the month?  For the whole city?  WOW  

Mike

yeah they picked me in january right after i had cut back the roses and other plants,yard was barren ! one of the members on the commitee told me later they judged by how the yards are maintained year round not just for a certain month. they no longer do it anymore.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

it's my biggest hobby after woodworking.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

pottz. 
Wooden shutters always look good.
Although I haven'  seen many shutters where I live in Australia...But they are very attractive. 
Regards......Cliff.