How to Make Window Shutters

Vivid White 76mm wooden shutter slats

Whether you're a complete novice or a seasoned DIYer, there are a few things that should be left to the experts. And building your own DIY shutters is one of them.


Building a set of window shutters can be time-consuming, especially if you’re working with basic tools. And while most DIY projects are money savers, building your own shutters from scratch might cost you more than buying ready-made DIY window shutters.


For a cost-effective window treatment solution that’s still got that DIY feel, we would always recommend ordering DIY shutters.


But, if you’re still looking for a guide on how to make your own window shutters, here’s a quick step-by-step.

Step 1: Measure twice, cut once

As with any DIY job, precision is your best friend. Measure your window's height and width to determine the size of the shutters needed.

Pen And Paper

Step 2: Choose your material

Our DIY shutter collections come in hardwood and faux wood, but hardwood is the best bet for DIYers. Wood offers timeless elegance and warmth, and it’s much easier to work with when it comes to making your own shutters.

Step 3: Cutting the material

With your measurements in hand and the material selected, it's time to cut your panels, slats, and frames. If you're working from scratch, you’ll need a table saw.

Step 4: Finishing touches

Sand your shutters to smooth any rough edges, then apply paint or stain to match your décor.

Assemble The Frame

Step 5: Assembling with care

Now, for the assembly. Connect the frames, then attach the slats to the shutter panels. If you're feeling experimental, play with the tilt mechanism to see how it affects the light and privacy.

Bridge the DIY gap with California Shutters

While the journey of making your own window shutters can be satisfying, it comes with its challenges.


Making your own shutters might look simple, but only the most confident of handy people should attempt to such a job.


Our DIY shutters bridge the gap between fully DIY and fully installed, offering pre-measured, pre-cut components that simply need your assembly and installation.


It's the perfect solution for the DIY-er looking for a project that's as enjoyable as it is manageable.

Start your DIY shutter journey

Once you’ve shopped our stylish collections, it’s time to get to work. Our simple measure and install guides keep things nice and simple.


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