~ Homemade Shutters ~
Charles Dilbeck was my inspiration for making these shutters. He was a well known architect in the Dallas and Oklahoma areas. I love his shutters and couldn't find any like his so I made my own.
The rule of thumb is that each shutter is supposed to be half the size of the window...they were meant to be closed over the window. This means you mount them at the very edge of the window. All my window sizes were differnt so that meant a lot of measuring.
I used 2x4's and 2x6's and cut them to size. I had to "rip" some boards length wise to get the proper size. I used a jig saw at a 25 degree angle to cut out the edge detail.
After painting, I assembled them, and bolted the finished product to our house. They adorn all our windows and we love the look!