|Adding shutters made our house a little more polished and cozy.|
|Example of different types of board and batten shutters to give you an idea of the variety.|
Tape measure, drill, screw driver, maker, etc
Exterior, rust-proof screws
1. Measure the height of all the windows that you'd like shutters for, adding an additional inch or so for a bit of wiggle room. Also determine how wide you'd like your shutters to be (for example: our windows are several different heights but we decided to make all the shutters twelve inches wide, regardless of the height).
2. Cut six pieces of wood the height of the window plus one inch (three pieces for each side of the window). The wood should also be an equal width.
|Every pile of six was to make two shutters for either side of each window.|
3. Begin assembling the shutters. Equally measure where each batten will be placed (top, middle and bottom) and attach securely with wood glue and screws.
we discovered it was easier to paint the pieces before assembling because we chose to have a gap between our boards. However, either painting before or after assembly did not affect the final product, gap or no gap, only the time it took to paint them all).
|The finished product.|
Feel free to comment if you have any questions!