How To Build Raised Panel Exterior Shutters?

Answer:

Self-built raised panel shutters – complete

  1. Table saw the 8′ 1x12 board to 10-9/16" wide
  2. Cut the 8′ board into panels that are 31-3/16" long using the sliding compound miter saw (sliding saw FTW)
  3. Back cut the perimeter edge of the panel with the planer – 3 passes set to 1/16"

Raised Panel Wood Shutters


Making raised panels on the table saw.


Making raised panel on the table saw (another)!


Frequently Asked Questions

How do you install raised panel shutters?

0:391:43How to Install Louvered or Raised Panel Shutters - YouTubeYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipPosition your screws about six inches from the top and bottom of your shutter. Will be using powerMorePosition your screws about six inches from the top and bottom of your shutter. Will be using power tools so make sure to wear safety goggles and gloves. Now drill a small pilot. Hole.

What makes a raised panel shutter a raised shutter?

Exterior raised panel shutters are defined by a central elevated flat surface with beveled edges. The focal area is surrounded by top and bottom rails and side stiles.

What kind of shutters do builders edge use?

Exterior Raised Panel Vinyl Shutters Get solid good looks with Builders Edge Raised Panel Shutters. The distinctive design complements most homes by adding extra architectural detail with it’s simple, yet tasteful raised panel features available in a variety of configurations.

Why are raised shutters used in colonial homes?

The focal area is surrounded by top and bottom rails and side stiles. This colonial raised panel style has historically been used on the ground level floor to protect the window from outside elements, including wind, rail, airborne debris and intruders. Outdoor raised panel shutters are also valuable for light control and privacy.

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