This guy sells plans, and a video, IIRC ... may be worth checking out.
Here in Houston, the average window treatment with plantation shutters is
about $1K each. I was lucky and saved the virtually new ones that were in
the house we tore down to build this one. I had to re-work most of them to
make them fit the new windows, but managed to do that with seven of them,
for a considerable savings.
During the process of re-fitting, I was amazed at how little there was to
them, and how easy they would be to build. These were top dollar units and
they are held together with miter joints and sheet rock screws. Our slats
are as you describe ... I would look for a commercial source for the slats
if possible, but it would be interesting to see how the guy with the above
plans handles the slats.
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