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Window light blocking

block light with a home made 2x4 panel

What's an easy way to block 100% of incoming light and still have the option to turn the "light" on when you want a little sunshine?

I cut a 2x4 and installed a handle for easy removal and closing.

Why not use curtains? The ones I tried let a good amount of light shine through.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Maybe put some desiccant packets behind the wood? I'd be worried about window condensation and runoff creating mold behind the board. :)
Comment by Heather Wed Dec 18 09:46:38 2013

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