Plantation Shutters

Build Plantation Shutters Yourself

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There’s a certain affinity to southern plantation  shutters.  A remembrance of sunny days spent sipping ice tea while the ceiling fan cools you.  Plantation shutters window treatments contemporary designs have a simple design that has survived unchanged for untold years, and are so attractive they can transform a plain window into a virtual work of art.   They never go out of style. 

until now the only drawback has been the high price since they ordinarily need a woodworking professional to measure each window and custom build plantation shutters.   Lamentably, this is usually the reason for homeowners to settle for a “ alternate choice”  for window treatments.  Yes, the process to build plantation shutters is best done in the manufacturing plant by professionals who have years of experience.  Using specialized tools, they can custom make each piece and provide you with an exceptional shutter.  Unfortunately, this also comes with an exceptional price.

What if all the mystery was taken out concerning the steps for measuring your windows and the steps to build plantation shutters?  Furthermore, what if this was done using simple instructions that don’t require specialized tools?  Interested; your “first choice” for window treatments contemporary design for the price of the materials, mainly wood.   You may even have most of the materials needed to construct these beautiful shutters sitting in your garage.

When you break down the process to build plantation shutters it mainly consist of

  • Measuring the space where the shutter will install.
  • Selecting the size of your shutter.
  • Building a shutter frame using 2 horizontal pieces and 2 vertical pieces, in essence a square.
  • Installing the louvers that pivot up and down inside the frame.
  • Installing the piece that allows you to move the shutters up and down.
  • Painting or staining the complete unit.
  • Installing the shutter in your window.

Fortunately, it is possible to break these steps down so anyone can build plantation shutters that look great.  It is also possible to have alternate ways to perform each step to match the tools available on hand.  Yes, expensive specialized tools are used at the factory to build shutters, but the main reason for this is because they manufacture hundreds of units per day.  Building a few units for your home does not require this expensive automated hardware.

And, once you learn to construct your first piece, you could duplicate the process and decorate all the windows of your home, all for the price of material.  See the possibilities now?  Your “first choice” for window treatments contemporary design is now affordable.  Don’t be afraid to try it yourself. You may even be surprised how simple the process is.