Combination house shutters use louvers and raised panels. Our window shutters are constructed with solid incense cedar components in three distinct louver sizes and exterior-grade MDF raised panels. While sizes are not "custom", both the width and height are offered in full inch increments. The house shutters can then be trimmed to achieve the desired size.
Solid Wood Components
Kiln Dried Incense Cedar stiles, rails, & louvers
Exterior-grade MDF raised panels
Painted or Unfinished paint grade
Shutter caps included for every panel.
Joints glued and doweled on 1" centers
(Above Divider Rail)
1 1/4" wide x 1/4" thick
1 3/4" wide x 3/8" thick
2 1/4" wide x 3/8" thick
|Raised Panel :||
1 3/4" wide edge
tapered from 1/2" to 1/4"
3/4" thick raised area
|Side Stiles:||1" thick x 2" wide|
|Top Rail:||1" thick x Variable height|
|Bottom Rail:||1" thick x 4 3/8" height|
|Divider Rail:||1" thick x Variable height(required)|
Exterior Window Shutters
Combination exterior window shutters can be installed to be functional (swing open and closed), but most often are stationary. Non-functional house shutters require less precise measurements than those that operate.
Width for Non-Functional Exterior Shutters
Measure each window width from the outside edge of window trim to the same spot on the opposite side. Calculate shutter panel width, starting with the smallest window. Window widths narrower than 60 inches can appear to have functional shutters by ordering panels half of the window width. Windows larger than 60 inches, while unable to appear functional, should use panel sizes between 30% and 50% of the window width. Consider panel widths of narrow windows when determining panel widths for larger windows. Do not exceed a panel width greater than 50% of the window.
Height for Non-Functional Exterior Shutters
Measure each window width from the top edge of the window trim to the bottom edge of the window trim. If there is a sill at the bottom of the window, measure to the top of the sill. Install the shutters about 1/4 inch above the sill. Exterior shutters are sold in full inch increments, but can be trimmed to match the window height.
See measuring instructions for functional outdoor shutters in greater overall detail.