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xx   DOOR

Slatted doors. Doors for cabinets or closets feature slats woven across a vertical center strip. This design provides as much air flow as louvers with a lot less work.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #27 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 40

Plantation shutters with wide louvers and a control arm that allows the louvers to open or close in unison. Details for their construction, along with a few simple jigs that make their construction precise.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #59 Jun 1997 pg. 68

Tip: How to build thermal louvered shutters to close off a skylight.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1979 (v.57#1) pg. 33

Four styles of exterior shutters to construct: fixed louver, hinged louvered, panelled and vertical board.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1986 (v.9#8) pg. 48

Installing louver doors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #82 Oct 1964 (v.14#5) pg. 24

Wide-louvered shutters. How to hang them yourself.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #308 May 1990 (v.40#5) pg. 56

Tips on choosing and installing interior wooden shutters over windows.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #356 Mar 1995 (v.45#3) pg. 66

Replace a broken pivot on a louvered shutter with a spring-mounted dowel peg.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #358 May 1995 (v.45#5) pg. 86

Building louvered shutters. Jigs and careful planning make quick, accurate work of a potentially tedious job.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #17 Oct-Nov 1983 pg. 35
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #20 Apr-May 1984 pg. 12

How to build louvered doors. Use this jig and a router to cut the slots for the louvers.
FINE WOODWORKING #10 Spring 1978 pg. 84

Making louvers. Simple jig cuts the pins on the ends of individual louvers eliminating the need to insert dowels for the pins. Used in conjunction with a table saw.
FINE WOODWORKING #36 Sep-Oct 1982 pg. 16

Use a modified wrench socket to round the tenons on louvered shutters.
FINE WOODWORKING #53 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 10

Antebellum shutters. How to build large shutters with movable louvers. Special jigs for drilling louver holes, tapering louvers, cutting louver tenons, and stapling are detailed.
FINE WOODWORKING #53 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 58

Jig for routing the slots in stiles when building fixed-louver shutters.
FINE WOODWORKING #74 Jan-Feb 1989 pg. 8

How to paint louvers.
HANDY ANDY Sep 1980 (v.4#10) pg. 68

How to build a solar screen that blocks the sun, but not the view. Fixed horizontal louvers block the late summer sun. Vertical louvers are adjustable.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1984 (v.9#5) pg. 58

Tip shows how to install ordinary-size louvered shutters on basement windows by creating a false casing on the wall below the window.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1978 (v.3#3) pg. 14

How to make simulated louvered shutters for the exterior of your house.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #594 Nov 1977 (v.73) pg. 162

Build an adjustable thermal shutter for a window. Vertical, movable louvers of insulating material are set in a wooden frame, covered with fabric and fastened in front of the window.
NEW SHELTER Oct 1983 (v.4#8) pg. 40
Correction NEW SHELTER Feb 1984 (v.5#2) pg. 70

How to restore old shutters to working order. Covers correcting sag, securing loose joints, fixing yoke and bearing pins in louvers and making a replacement louver.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1973 (v.1#2) pg. 4

How to strip paint, shellac and varnish from shutters. Both solid panel and movable louver styles are covered.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1974 (v.2#9) pg. 1

Repairing a broken louver in a shutter with adjustable louvers.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jun 1976 (v.4#6) pg. 2

Reconstructing window shutters and blinds, both solid panel and louver style.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1976 (v.4#9) pg. 10

Tip: Use a small copper or brass tab to keep movable louvers on shutters from opening themselves up as the wind blows.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1983 (v.11#10) pg. 224

Charleston shutters. A study in repair technique following hurricane Hugo. A related article looks at shutter history, hardware and maintenance tips.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1993 (v.21#3) pg. 42, 47

Tip on using a toothpick to stiffen the action of the adjustable louvers on shutters.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1993 (v.21#6) pg. 14

Wooden chopsticks suggested as replacement tenons on adjustable shutter louvers.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1997 (v.25#3) pg. 20

Sliding louver screen hides window but not light.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1963 (v.120#3) pg. 130

Two saw blades are better than one. Using two or more table saw blades or dados to speed up such tasks as cutting louvers, rabbeting and grooving, tenoning, etc.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1967 (v.191#2) pg. 118

Dowel panels form a vented cabinet door for less than the cost of louvers.
SUNSET Oct 1982 (v.169#4) pg. 108

Window dressing. A fast, foolproof way to install interior wood louvered window shutters.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #822 Feb 1998 (v.94) pg. 70

Five great router tricks. (1) Template for cutting smooth circles. (2) Making fixed-louver inserts. (3) Biscuit joinery. (4) Making simple cabinet door frames with a 3/8" rabbeting bit. (5) Jig for trimming solid-wood edge banding flush with the surface.
WOOD MAGAZINE #33 Feb 1990 (v.7#1) pg. 34
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #35 Jun 1990 (v.7#3) pg. 9

Building louvered doors. Clever technique simplifies a tough job. Includes a router jig to cut the slots for the louvers into the stiles.
WOODENBOAT #94 May-Jun 1990 pg. 84

Louvered doors. Router jig speeds up fabrication of fixed-louver doors or shutters for cabinets, windows, etc.
WOODSMITH #37 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 10

Technique for making small louvered doors uses a separate insert strip in the frame to hold the slats (rather than complicated routing of individual slots).
WOODSMITH #115 Feb 1998 (v.20) pg. 4

How to make plantation shutters.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1997 (v.21#5) pg. 46

Installing louvers in the bottom of ordinary doors to improve ventilation and/or heat circulation.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1966 (v.22#3) pg. 34

Make your own vertical slat blinds (shutters) to control light or save energy. May be constructed with larger frames than found on most movable louver shutters.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1980 (v.36#3) pg. 64

Tip: How to repair movable louver shutters when the staples that "hinge" the louvers come loose.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1981 (v.37#3) pg. 9

Hardboard projects. Build your own louvered doors or shutters from a louver-patterned hardboard.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1981 (v.37#5) pg. 34

Tip on applying stain using a plastic pump bottle. Especially useful when staining louvers.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1990 (v.46#5) pg. 56

How to make a device that fits on a palm sander and sands the slats in louvered doors.
WORKBENCH Feb 1997 (v.53#1) pg. 12