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What to make board and batten shutters out of?

What to make board and batten shutters out of?

DIY Board and Batten Window Shutters

  1. Wood (cedar or pine work fine) – 1″X 6″ boards. Make sure they are nice and straight.
  2. Nails.
  3. Wood glue.
  4. Miter saw (or get them cut at your local home improvement store)
  5. Decorative Plastic Hinges.

How thick are board and batten shutters?

Thickness, Width, Height Our default standard thickness is 1 5/16″, but that can be varied from 7/8″ to 2 1/4″ to match existing exterior shutters.

Are board and batten shutters popular?

Existing on historical cottages, European homes, and early American colonials for centuries, these classic shutters continue to be a popular choice, especially when the homeowner wants to create a rustic or modern farmhouse feel.

What type of wood is best for outdoor shutters?

Cedar is the most commonly used wood as a material for creating exterior shutter. Not only shutters, but cedar wood is also actually used for many exterior applications. The chief reason for using cedar is that it’s dimensionally stable. This means it’s resistant to warping and twisting.

How to build board and batten shutters for your home?

1″ X 6″ Cedar Board – Number and length of boards will vary depending on your project

  • 3″ Exterior Deck Screws – Quantity will vary depending on your project
  • Exterior Primer – Quantity will vary depending on your project
  • Exterior Latex Paint – Quantity and color will vary depending on your project
  • Paint Roller and Paint Sponge
  • How to set up board and batten or exterior siding?

    – Working time 12 hrs – Start to finish 24 hrs – Difficulty Kind of Hard – Involves Measuring, Installing Siding

    What is the average cost of board and batten siding?

    Whether you’re looking to replace the existing or install a completely new board and batten siding, you will have to expect between $4,000 to $14,000. On average, a homeowner will pay around $9,000, a price that can vary significantly depending on material and location.

    How to build a board and batten door?


  • Tape measure
  • Square
  • Block Plane
  • Drill
  • Drill bits and/or countersink bit
  • Circular saw with rip guide or Miter saw
  • Table Saw is very helpful but not needed
  • Primer and paint
  • Fastener Driver
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