We priced out what it would cost to by new shutters and found out that it was going to be over $100 to $300 a pair.

We have had many requests to make a tutorial on how we built our wood shutters, so here it is.

DIY Wood Shutters Notes

These are instructions for one wood shutter only, one side of the window.  Adjust your material quantities for the number of shutters that you need.

-  Miter Saw or Circular Saw -  Drill -  Hammer Drill – For installing on brick or concrete surfaces. -  Saw horses (optional)

Tools Used

Material Used

-  6′ Cedar Fence Planks  -  Box of 1″ Exterior Wood Screws -   3 3/4″ Concrete Screws -   Quart of Stain – We used Varathane Wood Stain – Kona Color

Construction Steps

This is how I spaced the battens.  I used a scrap piece of cedar plank which was 5 1/2″ wide to offset it from the top and bottom.

Staining and Installing the Wood Shutters

We wanted to make sure we liked which way the z bar was oriented, so we did a couple of test shots.

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