How to Build Board and Batten Shutters – Life Hacks Tips

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.

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

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.)

We used paint sticks as “spaces” between the 1×6 board pieces. Then used wood glue and a nail gun to attach the horizontal 1×4 pieces.

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