DIY BOARD AND BATTEN SHUTTERS
DIY Board and Batten Shutters proved to be the perfect accent for our farmhouse front porch. As you can see here, it really needed some help.
Several wood types will work well for your window shutter project. Pine and poplar are less expensive options.
Best Wood To Use
- Cedar boards
- Cross boards
- Wood screws
- Circular saw or mitre saw
- Drill with Phillips screw tip
We stained the shutters after joining the boards together. I highly recommend you stain before joining.
Brush the stain onto the wood and immediately wipe down with a dry clean cloth. Old t-shirts work well for this.
FIRST PAIR OF SHUTTERS DONE!
For our DIY Cedar Board and Batten Shutters, our cost came to approximately $40.00 per pair. Using pine, you can get the cost down to about $18.00 per pair.
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