Hello Pretty Handy friends, Jaime from That’s My Letter here today to share how to build functional interior cedar shutters using inexpensive AND readily available hardware.
I have been itching to build some cedar shutters for our living room for quite some time now. I had two requirements: 1) they had to be completely functional to block out the hot summer sun (which also makes them great for privacy) and 2) use no fancy hardware. I didn’t want to special order any shutter hardware and I like to build using readily available supplies.
You can find the cedar planks and hardware at your local home improvement store. Ready to learn how to build the shutters and install these beauties?
You can see just how much light the shutters will block out once closed. I plan to keep the shutters open except during the extremely hot summer days.
Interior cedar shutters make a great alternative window treatment if you’re not into fabric panels. They truly are a statement piece (and hopefully distract from the fact that my windows don’t match!). I also built the sliding door console last Spring, a link to all the details on that piece is in this post.
- cedar boards (1×6 and 1×4)
- nail gun
- 1 1/4″ finish nails
- 1×2 pine board
- 2″ wood screws
- drill & bits
- measuring tape
- wood putty
- hinges (pictured below) & screws
Hardware: (for one pair of shutters)
- 2 – 2 1/2″ hinge (spray painted oil rubbed bronze) & 12 screws
- 2 – 4″ decorative tee hinge & 12 screws
MEASURE YOUR INTERIOR WINDOW SPACE. MEASURE IT AGAIN. MEASURE IT AGAIN. The top of the window may vary from the bottom. [Read more…]