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How to Build Board and Batten Shutters


We just completed a makeover on a home near Nashville, Tennessee with Lowe's. It was a chance to give a home a fresh new look for spring after a very harsh winter.
The home owner was wanting to add new shutters to their windows, so we built them some board and batten shutters.
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Here is our supply list:
1×6 poplar boards
1×4 poplar boards
compound miter saw
wood glue
nail gun and nails (1 1/4″, 18 gauge finish nails)
tape measure
sanding sponges
stain (We used MinWax Dark Walnut.)
rubber gloves and cloths for staining
paint sticks to use as spacers between boards
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Our Lowe's helpers cut the boards to length and then assembled the shutters.
(CLICK ON THE LINK to view a short video of the whole process.)
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We used paint sticks as "spaces" between the 1x6 board pieces. Then used wood glue and a nail gun to attach the horizontal 1x4 pieces.
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After the shutters were built, we sanded the edges, and stained the fronts and backs with MinWax Dark Walnut stain.
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So easy, but so beautiful! Check out the complete process by click on the link below.
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3 of 21 questions
  • Dorothy Howard
    on Dec 15, 2018

    How to attach them to the house?

  • Caroline Gerardo
    on Feb 28, 2019

    I tried the baby diaper gel added to sand/compost/ vermiculite and it got moldy with hard top. I tried also with other mixes same result. However this was when my children were babies some time ago maybe the material is better now?

  • Sydney
    3 days ago

    Did you guys paint the brick of that house? If so, what color?


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  • Yvette Gurule
    on Dec 29, 2018

    not a fan of shutters but these are really nice

  • Karen
    3 days ago

    This is too funny! We are getting ready to redo the roof and siding on our place. We didn't get new shutters as we ran out of funds. I told my ... better half.... I'd make them. He was like huh? Told him I'd do just like this was done! Now I can show him! Oh, he of little faith. Lol

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