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Working hinges on shutters are an important detail often overlooked. The hinge allows the shutters to close protecting the window. The non-custom route is to nail or screw the shutter to the window or wall, remedy making the shutters inoperable.

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Details: The Skirt

The Detail: A skirt is a piece of trim just below the stool, or ledge, of a window sill.

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Details: The Square Hinge

The Detail: Believe it or not, a square hinge is a tell-tale sign of the quality installation typical in custom home construction. Simply put, a square mortise is more difficult to achieve than the more common rounded off mortise. At Al Jones, we specify a 3 ½” square mortise hinge. Why It Matters: It’s a small detail […]

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