Outdoor Wood Bermuda Shutters (Bahama)

  • Wooden bermuda shutters made from western red cedar.
  • Wooden cedar bahama shutters for exterior windows.
  • California redwood bahama shutter that hangs from a house window.
  • Exterior Bahama shutter installed on a tropical window.
  • Outdoor Bahama shutters install on a coastal window.

Exterior Bermuda shutters are prominent in tropical areas and along the Southern coast of the United States. The style promotes ventilation with outside air, while simultaneously shading windows from direct sunlight. Multi-functional Bermuda shutters hinge from the top of a window and lifts from the bottom. Tilt arms at the base of the opening brace the outside shutter away from the house. Fixed louvers positioned on 1.5 inch centers allow for only minimally impeded sight lines. Outdoor wood Bahama shutters can close to assist tropical storm protection.

Measure for exterior shutters.


Learn the best way to measure for louvered Bahama wood shutters with step-by-step written instruction and supporting video. We guide you through the measuring process and help to determine the best method for installation of stationary and functional exterior bahama shutters.

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Manufacture time for exterior shutters.


ShutterLand premium wood exterior Bahama shutters currently require approximately 4-6 weeks to manufacture. Production times may vary, depending on a number of factors. We do not guarantee production or shipping times.

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Delivery and shipping of exterior shutters.


Shipping is FREE for most shutters. We ship all louvered exterior wood Bahama shutters from our manufacturing facility in Alabama. We generally ship using UPS or FedEx Ground, resulting in a shipping period under one week, but common carrier may be selected for larger orders.

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18 – 85″ in ¼″ increments (W)


18 – 85″ in ¼″ increments (H)

Side Stiles

2 ⅛″ wide* (S)
1 ½″ thick (T)

*Larger when width and configuration exceeds thresholds (see below).


2 ⅛″ wide* (SS)
1 ½″ thick (T)
18 – 24″ no sub-stile
24.25 – 27″ no or one sub-stile
27.25 – 36″ one sub-stile
36.25 – 48″ one or two sub-stile(s)
48.25 – 50″ one, two or three sub-stile(s)
50.25 – 60″ two or three sub-stiles
60.25 – 73″ two, three or four sub-stiles
73.25 – 85″ three or four sub-stiles

*Larger when width and configuration exceeds thresholds (see below).

Top Rail

3″ height (TR)
1 ½″ thick (T)

Divider Rail

3″ height
1 ½″ thick (T)
Required over 70″

Measure location

Bottom Rail

3 – 4 ½” height (BR)
1 ½″ thick (T)


1 ½” louvers (L1)
¼” thick (L2)
Spaced on 1 ½” centers (L3)
Fixed 45° angle (L4)
⅝” space between louvers

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Bahama exterior shutter specifications.


Materials Kiln dried California Redwood
Kiln dried Western Red Cedar
Kiln dried African Mahogany
Finish & Colors

Standard paint (9 colors)*
Custom color ($100 match)*
*Touch-up paint included
Primed only
Unfinished – Paint Grade
Unfinished – Stain Grade


Second divider rail


All solid components

Joints secured with:
2 ½” wood dowels
Polyurethane exterior glue
& 3 ½” threaded screw

Back Strap

Louver areas wider than 19 ¼”
require a vertical wood strap
on the back to maintain
louver alignment.
To avoid, select a greater
number of sub-stiles.

Production Time

Approximately 4-6 weeks

Warranty Limited lifetime


How to Measure


How to Install

Bahama Shutter Hardware

Construction of Bahama Shutters

Bahama shutters can be manufactured from any of our premium wood options: California Redwood, Western Red Cedar or Mahogany. We start with high quality kiln-dried lumber to fabricate solid 1 ½” thick exterior shutters that can weather harsh outdoor environments. After components are cut to size, stiles and rails are joined with 2 ½” wood dowels, exterior glue and a threaded screw for longevity. 1 ½” louvers are inserted by hand into machine-drilled slots in the side stiles at precise intervals. The louvers are in fixed position with space between louvers to promote ventilation.

ShutterLand exterior shutters are manufactured in the United States to your specifications in around 4-6 weeks. After completion, the window shutters are shipped directly to your home, ready to install.

Bermuda Wood Shutter Colors

ShutterLand offers exterior Bahama shutters in a variety of finishes – unfinished, primed or factory painted. Unfinished shutters are raw wood require sanding, priming and two coats of exterior-grade paint to complete. Shutters that have been primed in the factory just need to be sanded and wiped clean before accepting paint. Shutters finished in the factory receive two coats of premium quality exterior paint then are shipped ready to install.

The factory paint color options are almost limitless. Nine standard paint colors that are similar to some of Benjamin Moore’s most popular colors are available in stock. If you prefer a color that is not standard, provide any paint manufacturer name, color name and color code. We will mix the custom color for a one-time fee of $100 per order.

Options for Bermuda Shutters

All Bahama shutters are made with sections of louvers divided by one or more vertical sub-stiles, depending on the width of the shutter (see chart above). There are also options for a horizontal division point. Many Bermuda shutters do not have a horizontal divider rail, but for exceptionally tall Bahama shutters above 70”, it is required for structural stability. ShutterLand can manufacture Bermuda shutters with a centered divider rail or custom locate one or two horizontal divider rails to specification.

The stile size will increase incrementally up to 4” when the configuration selected and shutter width meet these thresholds. Larger stile sizes can be avoided with the input of an additional sub-stile.

“No Sub-Stile” and shutter width 23” – 27”
“One Sub-Stile” and shutter width 44” – 50”
“Two Sub-Stiles” and shutter width 65” – 73”

Bermuda shutters do require specific installation hardware to ensure functionality. The tilt arms (also called stay bars) that hold shutters in the open position can be almost invisible or can be a decorative element of their own. Some are elaborate iron scrollwork, while others can be more whimsical wooden cutouts like fish or sailboats. ShutterLand focuses on the production of shutters and does not supply hardware. Proceed to the hardware page for sourcing information.

ShutterLand is the ultimate resource for exceptional exterior shutters, and we have compiled detailed instructions for measuring, ordering and installing Bermuda exterior shutters. If you have any remaining questions, the experienced staff at ShutterLand will be happy to help!

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Sparky K.

The exterior shutter looks like a work of art. The other house shutters that I have are either molded plastic or older wood ones that have been on the house 25 years. I know that after painting this one and putting it up that it will last at least 25 year. Thanks for the great craftsmanship on the outside shutter.

David W.

Shutters were made with excellent, quality materials and delivered undamaged and in a timely manner.