Repairing sagging shutters
The shutters on my house are out of plumb and I want to figure out a way to get them squared off again. One shutter is particularly bad, with the louvers falling out. The framing around the louvers has separated a little but not a lot.
Any suggestions on how to go about doing this? I have had them off the house for the last 1.5 years, and since I stored them vertically, possibly they have straightened out some on their own.
I figured I would scrape the peeling paint (yes, I know about lead paint), wash and scrub them, and then while they are still wet, tap them with a mallet and try to get them square. I was thinking of using a wire and turnbuckle diagonally on the back to keep them in plumb. Is that done? Or flat L brackets?
I recently discovered that my house is older than was previously thought, so these shutters are probably 113 years old.