These board and batten shutters are a perfect way to up your curb appeal and you won’t believe how simple they are! It truly could be someones first DIY project and they will be successful. I love sharing projects like these! I am putting these shutters and the cedar flower window box on the lake side of my Lake House Fixer Upper for lakeside appeal.
Board and Batten Shutter Supplies:
- 1×6 cedar boards
- 1×4 cedar board
- Measuring tape
- Nail gun
- Outdoor sealer or Paint
- Oil-based primer (if painting cedar)
- Optional Gate Hardware – I used these
Board and Batten Shutters Instructions:
Each Shutter (you will need 2 shutters per window):
Step 1) Cut 3 1×6 cedar boards the length of the height of your window.
Step 2) Lay the boards side by side and measure the total width of the 3 boards.
Step 3) Using that measurement, cut a 1×4 cedar board for the top and one for the bottom.
Step 4) Measure 4″ from the end of the 1×6 boards and lay down the 1×4. Repeat on the other end. Jump to step 10 if you are doing board and batten. Continue to step 5 for barn door shutters.
Step 5) Lay a board diagonally from corner to corner. Put the board under the two shorter boards.
Step 6) Recheck your measurement and make sure the horizontal short boards are still 4″ from the end.
Step 7) Mark across the diagonal board, this will give you the angle to cut the diagonal board.
Step 8) Cut the diagonal board on the marked angles.
Step 9) Lay the diagonal board down and recheck you measurements.
Step 10) Using your nail gun, nail the boards down making sure to nail into all 3 bottom boards.
Step 11) Protect your shutters….Either seal them with an UV sealer or prime (with oil-based primer) and paint them with exterior paint.
Step 12) Use accents to add more character to your shutters. I am using metal gate hinges.
Step 13) Hang a shutter on each side of your windows.
I am making these for the lake side view of my new Lake House Fixer Upper. I am going to add window boxes as well. Photos coming very soon! *edit: They are up and I love them!
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