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DO-IT-YOURSELF PROJECTS

Build beautiful plantation shutters with rear tilt rod yourself using our pre-milled components and shutter wizard! 

If you’re interested in building your own plantation shutters from scratch, then we have all the professional grade basswood components you need to get the job done.  The ultimate beauty and value that plantation shutters provide for the home is reason enough to make this a rewarding project.

Here are some of our customer’s successful DIY Projects

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Here are some of the comments from our DIY folks.

4/19/2019
The shutter project is done. Four rooms and 10 total shutters.The completed project is amazing. The transformation from shades to shutters gives me countless lighting possibilities which creates multiple moods. The products sent were flawless which makes cutting to window size, painting, glue up, assembly and then installation helpful. Errol is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the build.
Without his expertise the build would have taken months. The end jig for the pins and control arm is a must. I also built 4 more jigs to make the process faster. Thanks again Errol.
Gene M.Meridian, ID

4/10/2019

If your interested in a DIY plantation shutter project and your unsure of the design, materials and techniques required, try this company. I have received and built three shutters systems. Each time I have been very pleased with the materials, guidance and customer service. Their sales rep., Errol, is always available, quick to respond and great at explaining the basics and details. I plan to build more shutters and my choice will be CustomShuttersGuru

Again Thanks,

Weekend Woodworker PWS

Mesa, AZ

3/15/2019

I have now received my first order and I am very pleased. First of all, their customer service is outstanding. Errol was most helpful in guiding me to make sure I was selecting the right product for my project. My order was shipped on time and arrived in great condition. Each inner pack was clearly marked and labeled making it easy to check in and to keep all components organized. I am also very pleased with the quality and workmanship of the shutter components. I am very pleased and will definitely be doing more business with them in the near future.

Fred I., NJ

3/2/2019

Fantastic Customer service, am working on large shutter repair project for my niece. Errol couldn’t have been more helpful and his knowledge of his product has been instrumental in making sure we have the right items and insights to tackle this project. The Shutter Guru, is doing business the way it should be done 5 Stars *****

Brian M., CA.

“I welcome the opportunity to endorse your products and services.  I ordered plantation shutter materials from you to construct 4 plantation shutters. The materials arrived very promptly and were just what I wanted.  There was, however, several of the pieces that were damaged during the shipping process.  I notified you of this and with a very short turn around time you sent me the needed replacement pieces at no additional cost.

Loved the pre-primed basswood.  Much easier than doing my own priming.  The wood quality was overall very good without defects.”

Phil B. Fox Island, WA

6/1/2017

“The moldings were beautiful!!! Seller was great, shipped the package immediately and followed through until it was delivered.  Buy with confidence from them.”
Grace D., The Villages, FL

“Received the louvers this afternoon, and installed them. Plenty of time before the Monday morning house inspection. I really appreciate your fast service and a courier that delivers on time. The louvers were well packed and arrived in perfect condition. Thanks again”
Mario B.  Garden Ridge, TX

12/14/2017

“Hi,
I have received my plantation shutter primed louvers today in excellent condition. I loved the way it was packed. Also it is a better in quality than i expected.”
Thank you for everything.
Zankar
Motel 6, Dixon, CA

6/14/2017

“At the beginning of the year my Wife and I decided we would purchase wooden shutters for our home but were quickly put off by the cost.

I was looking on line one day and stumbled across Custom shutters . guru their website had a DIY section and explained how you could build your own shutters using just a few basic tools and a chop saw .

Having checked on pricing it soon became clear that my savings would be phenomenal making wooden shutters myself.

On placing  my first order the person  at CustomShutters Errol pointed out  a couple of parts that I ordered would be wasteful and would add more expense to my project ,it became clear that I was dealing with a well meaning and honest business ,very refreshing ,as proof of this I had a  faulty component I was instantly credited ,delivery is super quick and excellent communication as and when I would receive my deliveries .

Their Website gives you building plans cutting lists etc

I am coming to the end of my project and my house looks amazing as well as putting value on my home .

This is a company that deserves to do very well and if they treat customers the way they have treated me they will , Thank you Errol Barrois Custom Shutters. Guru.”

Robert A., Estero, FL

“I PURCHASED ALL MY COMPONENTS FROM ERROL, 22 PANELS IN ALL. THEY WERE EASIER THAN I THOUGHT TO BUILD THEM, ALL MATERIALS WERE TOP QUALITY. ONLY ONCE DID I RECEIVE A STILE THAT WAS DEFECTIVE. NOT A PROBLEM, IT WAS RETURNED SHIPPING PAID FOR AND A REPLACEMENT WAS SENT ALMOST BEFORE I RETURNED MINE. VERY HONEST AND DEPENDABLE COMPANY AND I WOULD STAND BY THEM AND ALSO REFER THEM TO OTHERS AS WELL…..”

C. LEE  Florida