Working Shutter Hardware
Hughes Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. of Charleston, S.C. has everything the contractor or homeowner needs to install working shutters. We stock plantation louvered and raised panel solid pine shutters; in addition we carry a full selection of the various hardware and items used to make your shutter installation unique to your home.
The hinge straps only show when the shutter is closed and the illustrations show how the long arm rat tail and post "S" dogs (holdbacks) are mounted to hold the shutter in the normally open position.
In the lower left view, fig. #3, the "L" (New York) type hinges are mounted on a two panel shutter with lagged star dogs. The lower right hand, fig. #4, illustration is of the Show Hinge. This hinge is always visible when the shutter is in the open position. The "Show Hinge" is a special order item and requires a long lead time. These hinges have to be custom fit to the shutters that are being installed.
These are examples of the various patterns of Shutter Dogs (Holdbacks) that are available and stocked at Hughes. They are packed per pair with lags, posts, or straps as shown in the first illustration, with mounting screws. The dogs are made from aluminum, zinc plated cast iron or steel, with a black baked on powder finish.
Standard Duty Hinges and Dogs
We also stock a Standard Duty New York Style Hinge in stamped steel with a black baked on powder finish and boxed two pair (Pintles and Straps) with mounting screws. This is usually enough to complete one window. They will have either a 1-1/16" or a 2-1/8" Offset, and are sold by the box only. We also stock a Std. Duty "S" holdback that is sold by the pair to match these hinges.
Hughes stocks several types and sizes of Shutter Bolts in steel with a black baked on powder finish and mounting screws. The Original Peters Design #607 is 12 inches long and the curled handle one is available in 4 and 2-1/4 inches long. The last is a reproduction copy of a Charleston Original from the Charleston Hardware Company. The shutter bolt's function is to keep the shutters closed.
Throw and Offset dimensions are what is used to determine which hinge components are needed for the installation. As shown in the illustration above, the Offset is how far the pintle stands out from the frame, and the Throw is how far the pintle and strap open to allow the shutter to hang against the wall in the open position. You, or your contractor, will need to know how far the window frame is from the main wall and will the shutter be closed inside the frame or even with it.
Hughes stocks wooden Louvered Plantation and Raised Panel Shutters (Blinds) in several sizes. Special order sizes can usually be procured in 3-6 weeks, but standard sizes are available in within 21 days or less. The blinds are made of white pine and can be professionally treated if required. Standard sizes are usually 16 and 18 inches wide (these are for a 32" and 36" window).
Hughes Lumber and Building Supply - Phone: (843) 577-6671
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