Do it yourself Wood Shutters (1 pair)
(10) 1x4x8 pressure treated wood
1 ⅝ brad nails
Dark walnut stain
Please note: Use all safety PPE while building shutters
Gather all supplies
Lay aside (5) 8 ft pieces of wood for each shutter
Measure and cut the following using the Miter saw:
(8) 74.5 inches
With the leftover pieces, cut (4) pieces at 14.5 inches approximately or to the size of what the 4 boards are across.
Place them together (you could probably use wood glue, I did not for this project)
Measure down approx 4 inches or to your preference on where to put your cross boards across the 4 boards.
Use the Brad Nailer to secure the cross board across the 4 boards. (you could also use clamps here to hold the 4 boards together, we did not)
Do this for the top and bottom of each shutter.
To make the Z pattern as we did, lay a full piece of wood across the shutter in the correct direction for left and right shutters. Our left shutter looks like a Z, and our right shutter looks like a backwards Z (please see picture)
Measure your angles for the Z board and cut to your preference and measurements of where you put your cross boards. Ours measured approximately 5 ft at an angle to fit crossboards.
Once Z boards are cut, fasten to shutters with brad nailer.
Stain shutters to your preference of color (we used cedar, then glazed a dark walnut to give it an aged look)
Follow staining and drying instructions on your stain/paint preference.
Once dry, install shutters, Ta Da :)
Please share your pics with me, I would love to see them!
Results may vary, I have no interest in any products listed on this project and no specific pattern was used.