Tips for repairing shutters, please

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I recently bought a home and all the windows have plantation shutters which is a nice look, however several are in need of repair. Some of them have loose slabs and some of them will not stay shut due to the lock piece being damaged. I do not know where the previous owners bought the shutters so I do not know who to contact about repairs. I would prefer to do the repairs myself so any input or suggestions would be wonderful.
q tips for repairing shutters please, diy, home maintenance repairs, how to, minor home repair, window treatments
q tips for repairing shutters please, diy, home maintenance repairs, how to, minor home repair, window treatments
q tips for repairing shutters please, diy, home maintenance repairs, how to, minor home repair, window treatments
q tips for repairing shutters please, diy, home maintenance repairs, how to, minor home repair, window treatments
q tips for repairing shutters please, diy, home maintenance repairs, how to, minor home repair, window treatments, This is how it is supposed to look
This is how it is supposed to look.
q tips for repairing shutters please, diy, home maintenance repairs, how to, minor home repair, window treatments, This is how several of them do look
This is how several of them do look.
q tips for repairing shutters please, diy, home maintenance repairs, how to, minor home repair, window treatments
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  • Nancy J Nancy J on Oct 16, 2015
    this should help with repair of the loose slats
  • Nancy J Nancy J on Oct 16, 2015
    the magnets are just cabinet/shutter magnets, found in any hardware store :) good luck, would love to see once you fix them
  • Nikki Nikki on Oct 17, 2015
    Yes you can buy new magnets at a lowes or home depot I recently bought some for a little furniture piece I had given to me and it was only a couple dollars. I'm not sure about the slats. Maybe googling or even asking at the hardware store would help? Good luck on getting them working properly, I'm sure with all the clever things people do and post about these days there is an easy fix out there! I would be the same way as you fixing them or I'd die trying. I LOVE plantation shutters! I wish I could afford them! =)
  • Karen Karen on Oct 17, 2015
    Shuttercutter.com This site is amazing. You can get supplies and actually instructions how to build your own shutters. I use it for repairs lol.
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