Raised Panel outside shutters are used on many home styles throughout the United States, and are second in popularity only to louvered shutters. Our raised panel outside shutters are constructed with solid incense cedar stiles and rails and solid exterior-grade MDF raised panel inserts. While sizes are not "custom", both the width and height are offered in full inch increments, which allows the exterior wooden shutter to then be trimmed to the desired size.
Kiln Dried Incense Cedar stiles and rails
Solid Exterior-grade MDF raised panels
Painted or Unfinished paint grade
Shutter caps included for every panel.
Joints glued and doweled on 1" centers
|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 3"|
|Bottom Rail:||1" thick x 4 3/8" height|
|Divider Rail:||1" thick x 3" (optional)|
View printable PDF specification page for:
Raised Panel Shutters
Wood raised panel shutters can be installed to be functional (swing open and closed), but most often are stationary. Non-functional outside 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 exterior shutter panel width, starting with the smallest window. Window widths narrower than 60 inches can appear to have functional wood shutters by ordering panels half of the window width. Windows larger than 60 inches, while unable to appear functional, should use house shutter 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 Outdoor 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 outdoor 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 instructions to measure for functional raised panel exterior shutters in greater overall detail.