Making Sliding Window Shutters
Sliding window shutters are a method of controlling access and providing security to areas with oversized doors. The hardware can be bought as a kit that contains rail and end stops and wheel trolleys for the top of the door. The door itself will consist of a timber frame, covered on both sides with the bed sheet. A small fixed sliding window can be installed to provide light and visual security to see what is on the other side of the door.
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Measure the opening. Cut your rail to size, twice the width of the opening. Determine the direction of the sliding window shutters. You need a space as wide as from the doorway to the side the door opens. Measure above the door the height of the wheeled carriages plus the track, plus the thickness of the mounting brackets on top of the track, and use a chalk line and level to make a line above the area at that height.
Use an electronic stud locator to find a frame inside the wall along the line. Press the buttons on each side of the device and drive it along the wall, marking each location the device is beeping and lights up. Position a mounting bracket, at least one every 24 inches, along the area where the sliding window shutters will be mounted. Align each console with a pin or frame element, as indicated by the marks you made. Mark the screw holes on the wall. Drill holes with 1/8 inch piece. Place each console over the sets of steering holes and drive a 3-inch treated tire screw into the wall through each hole in each bracket.