Economy Wooden Board & Batten Shutters

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Instantly improve the appearance of your house with Southern Yellow Pine board & batten shutters. The rugged panels, consisting of vertical boards and overlapping horizontal battens, are discernibly strong and stable. The simple style can be used successfully on large contemporary construction or a small cottage. Builder grade economy wooden board & batten shutters are assembled with the same proven methods as those from premium woods.

Specifications

Dimensions

Shutter Width

12 – 32″ in ¼″ increments (W)

Shutter Height

30 – 96″ in ¼″ increments (H)

Vertical Boards

3 boards for widths 12” to 17 ¾”
4 boards for widths 18” to 23 ¾”
5 boards for widths 24” to 32”
Width (BO) adapted for panel
1″ thick (T)
45° eased side edges

Horizontal Battens

Top and bottom
Placed 7” from end of shutter
Width ¾” less than shutter
3 ½” height (BA)
1″ thick (BT)
45° eased edges

Additional Batten(s)

Optional
Required over 55”
Spaced equally
45° eased edges

Weight
Wooden board and batten shutter specifications.

Details

Material Kiln dried Southern Yellow Pine
Finish & Colors

Standard paint (9 colors)*
Custom color ($100 match)*
*Touch-up paint included
Primed only
Unfinished – Paint Grade
(Unfinished raw B&B shutters are not recommended – factory priming seals all surfaces)
Unfinished – Stain Grade

Options

4th batten – equally spaced
Z-pattern batten
Reverse Z-pattern batten
Arch top left
Arch top right
Gap (¼”) between boards

Assembly

All solid components constructed with:
Exterior wood glue
1 ⅝”screws
Corrugated joint fasteners

Reverse

Back is flat without detail

Production Time

Approximately 7-8 weeks

Warranty Limited lifetime
Measure

Instructions

Stationary Shutters
Functional Shutters
Install

Instructions

Stationary Shutters
Functional Shutters
Hardware

Not Included
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Wooden Board & Batten Shutters Construction

Builder grade exterior shutters are installed to add focal depth, texture and color to a once dull home. The affordable wooden board and batten shutters accomplish all of those goals with clean lines that complement all aspects of the exterior. Economy Pine shutters are constructed  with straight lengths of hand-selected lumber planks. The wood is then planed, cut to length, cut to width, routed, sanded, primed, sanded, assembled with industrial strength exterior glue, corrosion resistant screws, and corrugated joint fasteners.

Board & Batten Shutter Configurations

Vertical boards are initially cut to length and positioned to form the mass of the shutter. Board widths and number are determined by the total shutter width measurement specified. Planks can be configured tight together or with a gap between the members. Two horizontal battens lay on top of the boards and unite them into a single panel.

A third or fourth batten may be specified to secure equally spaced between the top and bottom battens. Alternatively, a diagonal batten can be chosen to form a z-pattern, popular on barns and the traditional farmhouse.

Arch-top board & batten shutters can simulate the contours of a curve-top window. A springline measurement is needed to replicate the arc.

Wooden Shutter Installation

Wooden board and batten shutters can be installed to attach permanently to the house with screws, bolts, or another stationary method. However, the installing with hinges maximizes function and appearance. Hinges allow the shutters to swing open to either side of the window and closed if needed. Shutter hardware contributes to another style element to the window design. Shutter dogs hold exterior shutters in an open position and come in a variety of designs.

The back side of board and batten shutters have no detail and may not be suitable for most applications that regularly require them to close over the window.

Board & Batten Finish Options

Factory applied paint is a protective barrier from outside elements. We provide nine color options to match or complement an existing palette. This array may still not suit the requirements of certain projects, so a custom paint color may be identified for a one time charge of $100. Wooden board and batten shutters are fully primed and sanded prior to the application of two coats of high endurance, water-borne commercial-grade acrylic paint. Touch-up paint is included.

In some cases it may not be necessary to have the shutters finished in the production process. For DIY homeowners who wish to finish themselves, unfinished or primed shutters can be purchased. The priming process takes place before components are assembled so all surfaces can be covered. It is strongly recommended that outdoor window shutters that will eventually be painted are ordered with factory priming. We only suggest unfinished wood if the shutters are intended to be stained.

Premium wood board & batten shutters take about 7-8 weeks to manufacture. After construction is complete, the exterior shutters are shipped direct to your house.


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Testimonials

Karen R.

I have an older home and wanted to keep the authentic look of raised panel outside shutters. The original wood shutters had been painted numerous times and were rotten at the hinges and joints. I tried to repair them, but couldn't get them to look very good. I ordered your shutters (with a bit of healthy skepticism, I might add). Your outdoor shutters are great and they look as carefully crafted as the originals. I'll be back to order more. Thanks!

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.