How to Hang Wood Shutters on Brick

Nikki | thebuckbungalow
by Nikki | thebuckbungalow
5 Materials
30 Minutes

My husband and I looked for different ways to hang our DIY wood shutters on our brick house, and there were quite a few different options that we came across. It got slightly confusing, so I thought I’d share what we decided to do and what worked for us.

I’d like to note that we are not pros, but this is what we found to work for us. Here's how to attach wood shutters to brick.

close-up shot of wood shutter

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We started by holding the shutter up where we were planning to hang it on the house. From there, we marked the shutter where the mortar line on the house was. (Tip for how to hang shutters on brick: You should always drill into the mortar.)

My husband then drilled a hole into the wood which would be used to drill pilot holes into the mortar.

drill going into wood shutter on white brick house

Once the holes were drilled into the shutter, I held it up to the house while my husband used a hammer drill to go through the holes in the shutter and then drill into the mortar.

drilling pilot holes into brick behind wood shutters

It’s important for your pilot holes to go as deep or deeper than the length of your screws you plan to use to hold the shutter.

man attaching wood shutters to house
drill inserting anchors into brick through wood shutter

Once the pilot holes had been drilled into the mortar, he used tapcon 2” concrete anchors to secure the shutter to the house. We did this twice at the top of the shutter and twice at the bottom.

We prefer a more rustic look, and decided not to cover the screws with wood filler. If you’d prefer to have the screws hidden, just make sure you bury them into the wood enough to cover with a wood filler and then stain to match your shutter.

There you have it! That's how we attached DIY wood shutters on brick house.

white brick house with designed landscape, blue door, and wood shutters

The addition of shutters has really given our house a more completed look and we could not be happier!

Suggested materials:
  • Hammer drill   (Home depot)
  • Concrete drill bit   (Home Depot)
  • Drill   (Home depot)
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  • Jenny Hartley Ranson Jenny Hartley Ranson on Mar 09, 2022

    I was going to ask the same thing. Obsessed with that blue door!

  • Jackson Jackson on Apr 02, 2023

    Love the color and stain combo. But, drilling into Mortar could cause it to sprawl and cause water issues. Drill into brick, it is much stronger and that’s what pros do.