If you’re building a lot of the elements of your home on your own, then one of the things that you can build for your home are its shutters. Shutters are a great way to add another level of protection to your home as well as help improve its energy efficiency and curb appeal at the same time. The following are a few tips for building your own shutters:
Traditional Exterior by Northfield Design-Build Firms Orren Pickell Building Group via Houzz
Make measurements – Measure the window between its side casings and divide the number by 2. Subtract 1/2 an inch for clearance and you’ll have the measurements for the shutter’s width. For the height, measure the length between the head casing and the sill and subtract 1/2 an inch for clearance.
Cut your pieces – To figure out how wide the pieces should be, take your width measurement and subtract 1/8 of an inch for each gap, then divide by the number of boards you want to use. Then cut your boards to these measurements.
Make the dadoes – Use a saw blade to make your dadoes for the battens.