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Board & Batten Shutters

In the fall, we gave our house a facelift. We painted the brick, trim and gutters, built new shutters, replaced the gutter downspouts with rain chains, and swapped out the door hardware and light fixtures. Plus we gave our front door a pop of color! We truly transformed our house and we couldn’t love it more. One of the best things we did was build new shutters and it was so simple! Here’s how we did it…

Materials Needed to make 1 set of shutters:

  • 1×6 boards (window height multiplied by 6)
  • 1×4 boards (7 feet)
  • Wood glue
  • Nail gun & nails
  • Paint stick stirs
  • Stain of your choice
  • Spar Urethane


Cut (6) 1-by-6-inch boards the height of your window. After you have 6 boards cut, lay them down side by side in groups of 3. Between the 3 boards, insert 2 paint stir stick. This will give you an even and clean looking gap between your boards. Measure the width of the 3 boards (with the stir sticks) and cut (4) 1-by-4-inch boards.

With the 3 boards in place (stir sticks still in between them), glue the 1×4 pieces across. Then use the nail gun to keep them in place. Repeat this process for the second shutter.

Finally, stain your boards. I used dark walnut, and I love the way they turned out. Seal your shutters with a Spar Urethane to keep out water and prevent your shutters from rotting!

If you have any questions about replacing your shutters and want help, let me know. I’d love to help!

Board & batten shutters

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