Home made shutters

I was inspired to do these shutters after a scenic drive around Eugene and its surrounding areas. I saw similar shutters on a house that didn't match the style, but knew they would look incredible on our ranch-ish style house.

Here's a poorly documented how to:

You can see the brace's in that we attached the cedar boards to:
(extremely important for strength, you know, to withstand elements and natural disasters, etc)
Kidding. Also, for strength we used nails and wood glue.
Using 1x4 cedar fence boards we went to work:
The size of your shutters will wholly depend on how big your windows are. We measured ours to fit our window (shutter dimensions: 15x36) Each individual shutter measured 4 fence boards across with a 1/4" gap in between.
Once the diagonal piece was assembled onto the shutters, I waited for the glue to dry, primed and painted them the color that our trim will be when we re-paint the house.Office window before: After:Kitchen window before:

These shutters bring excitement for so many reasons! 1. We are able to cross another thing off of our list, 2. they make the house look stinking rad and 3. by choosing the color for the shutters, we have also chosen our trim color...


1 comment:

  1. I love these custom home shutters and the color you chose is perfect for the house. Now, I want one for my house. I will try to follow your instructions. Shutters can be very expensive especially if your window is big so this is a brilliant idea.