Asked on Jul 05, 2012

How do I tighten the slats on my plantation shutters?

by Kathleen
One of the shutters in our house has loose slats -- they won't stay open. (I have the same problem with one of the AC vents in my car.) is there a way to adjust them or tighten them?
  4 answers
  • 3po3 3po3 on Jul 05, 2012
    This might help you, Kathleen: Good luck
  • KMS Woodworks KMS Woodworks on Jul 07, 2012
    a lot of time this is due to the shutter loosening up at the rail / style connection. a small screw set in each corner pulls the rail back in.
  • Kathleen Kathleen on Jul 07, 2012
    Thank you to Steve and KMS Woodworks for your help!
  • Kat =^.^= Kat =^.^= on Oct 11, 2013
    The people that made your shutters should have given you a :"key" that fits inside a small hole to adjust, tighten or loosen them up. it looks simular to a fireplace gas key, hope this helps :)
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    • Judy At RSF Judy At RSF on May 19, 2014
      @Kat =^.^= can you tell me the name of the manufacturer tha provides those "keys". I really need to get one and cannot find so far and I have called several shutter manufacturers and they do not seem to know what I am talking about. i guess most of them just make it so you can use a screwdriver. NOt mine...