How to mount D.I.Y. plantation shutters

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How to mount D.I.Y. plantation shutters

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Measuring tape

Philips head bit

Plantation Shutter Kit

1. Head in-store and grab your kit

These ‘Easy As’ plantations shutters not only look great, they’re also the world’s first self-installed adjustable shutters, so you know they’ll fit any window. Head to your nearest Bunnings to pick the right one for your space – there are 25 different versions in the range so all types of windows are catered for. Can’t find what you’re after? You can also customise them! Ask in-store for more details.

2. Assemble your shutter frame

Once you’ve measured your window and figured out which kit to get, take it home and lay everything in the kit out, ready to go. Grab the shutter frame and place it on the floor and assemble the adjustable frame corners by sliding the lock and key into position at the back of the frame. Clip the corner covers onto the edge of the adjustable frame.

Handy hint: Make sure your hinges are all facing the right direction!

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3. Secure your ‘T Post’

You’ll need to do this with a 40mm screw – use your drill to screw it together. Once this is done you’re ready to pop your assembled frame into the window – grab a friend to help you with this bit if you need to.

drill together

4. Fit your frame to the window

Grab your Allen key and turn the mechanisms at the side until they fit the window perfectly. These mechanisms around the frame are great as they allow your shutters to adjust to fit your window frame perfectly – genius!

fix onto the window

5. Fix in place

Now the frame is fitted and adjusted, fix into place permanently using the kit’s 70mm screws. Use your drill to screw in through the Allen key mechanism to secure at one point on each edge of the frame.

drill window

6. Attach the shutter panels to the frame

Starting from the left, attach your shutter panels to the frame with the hinge pins.

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7. Put the last screws in

Using your remaining frame screws, go back and secure the frame to the window at the remaining mechanism points, then cover the holes with the white stickers.

check the shutters open and close

8. Screw the hinge-locking screws into place

This is the last bit! Find your hinges and screw the hinge-locking screws that come with the kit into place using your drill.

plantation shutters

9. The shutters are ready to roll

You’re done! These plantation shutters look a million bucks, but bonus – they didn’t cost anywhere near that! And the best part is they’re totally safe for kids’ rooms because there are no hanging cords – perfect!

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