DIY Pre-Milled Plantation Shutter Components

PRE-MILLED PLANTATION SHUTTER MATERIALS FOR THE DO-IT-YOURSELF PERSON OR THE SMALL SHOP!

Note to our customers. 

The shop is experiencing a 2 week backlog.  Any order placed during this time will be delayed shipping.

Thanks for your understanding.

If you’re interested in building your own plantation shutters from scratch, then we have all the pre-milled 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.  

 Click DIY Components Store for all your plantation shutter needs. 

Shop our new line of discount price shutter Hardware

Shop our new line of Louver 5 Packs in both 18-1/2″ and 37″ Lengths Louver 5 Pack

Our DIY Plantation Shutter Materials are Pre-Milled Professional Grade Basswood.  The Same Pre-Milled Products Manufacturers All Over The USA Use To Build Their Plantation Shutters!

Use our free Plantation Shutter Plan Wizards for your size louvers to estimate component needs and cost.  Also, you can provide us with your window dimensions and  we will send, with your order, shutter plans and a cut list for your project.

Our basswood plantation shutter components come pre-primed with a flawless surface finish.  Save hours of milling raw stock, work filling, sanding and priming. 

CustomShuttersGuru also offer our exclusive pre-milled components “Builders’ Packs”   © with louvers, stiles, rails, mid rails (large packs), louver pins, rear control arms, magnetic catches and shipping. You save on wasted materials with our sized packages! 

(**No returns or refunds on special orders**)

Go to our DIY Plantation Shutter Components Store for details and to place your order.

Shipping is included for all components with a combined minimum purchase of $150 + $6.00 Packaging Charge.
ORDERS OF LESS VALUE INCUR A FLAT $30 SHIPPING CHARGE!
All orders are processed and shipped in 1 to 3 business days via FedEx.

Our products are professionally packaged with a minimum of 3 layers of corrugated cardboard protection and fully insured. You receive your products undamaged and ready for use. Compared to others, our packaging and shipping is the best in the business.

Louver jigs have a $9.90 flat rate shipping charge sent USPS 2 Day Priority Mail and our discount Factory Cut-Offs and “New” Louver 5 Packs also incur a flat rate shipping charge.

SHIPPING TO THE CONTINENTAL USA ONLY ON ALL ORDERS

   Take a look at our PDF tutorial link 

"How To Build a Plantation Shutter"

WITH YOUR ORDER OF $150 OR MORE WE WILL EMAIL YOU FOR YOUR USE OUR “SHUTTER PLAN WIZARD” WHICH WILL PRODUCE A PLANTATION SHUTTER FABRICATION PLAN AND A CUT LIST FOR YOUR PROJECTS.

                                                                                                 SHUTTER GLOSSARY

Rails: The structural upper and lower parts of a plantation shutter panel. They range in height from 2″ to 4-1/2″ based on panel height and louver size.  Our rails come 4-1/2” x ¾” 4.5RP or 5-1/2” x ¾” 5.5RP, primed.

Stiles:  The structural right and left parts of a plantation shutter panel. They house the nylon bushing the louver rotates on. Our stiles width is 2″ x 1-1/16”, flat stiles pre-drilled for 3″ or 4″ centers SFAP-D3 or D4, and rabbeted pre-drilled stiles SRAP-D3 or D4, primed.

Divider Rails:  Utilized to provide additional strength to a panel and allow separate operation of the louvers above and below the divider rail. A great feature of the divider rail is when you want to close the lower louvers for privacy and open the louvers above the divider rail for light and ventilation control.  Our divider rails are available in 3” x ¾”, 3MDRP or 4” x ¾”, 4MDRP, primed.

Louvers:   The louvers rotate on a pin in a bushing and are connected to a tilt rod that coordinates the louver rotation for control of light, privacy and ventilation.  Our louvers are 3-1/2” x 7/16” L3P and 4-1/2” x 7/26” L4P, primed (see louver clearance specs below).

Tilt Bar:  Controls rotation of louvers in a coordinated manner for control of light, privacy and ventilation. Our tilt rod is mounted on the  front (standard tilt rod) or on the rear of the louver’s edge on the hinge side.   

Tension System: Is provided on our custom wood shutters to adjust the louver tension to keep movement of louvers consistent.

                                                                                                         BASSWOOD

Wood is the most preferable material for building plantation shutters, and not all woods are made alike. Basswood is a superior wood because it is among the straightest of hardwoods with a fine uniform texture and indistinct grain. It can be sanded and painted to a smooth finish, and it is lightweight yet very strong.

Basswood shutters are very straight and have a fine uniform texture with an indistinct grain making it the premier material for painted or stained shutters. Basswood machines well and is easy to work.  Screws and glues hold well in basswood. Basswood dries fairly rapidly with little distortion and has fairly high shrinkage but good dimensional stability when dry.

                                                                                    General Basswood Shutter Characteristics:

  • Does not warpLightweight yet very strong
  • Uniform grain for a beautiful stain finish
  • Low in resin and tannin which tends to bleed through finish
  • Renewable resource which is replenished as it is harvested
  • Superior gluing and finishing properties.

DIY Components Store

"How To Build a Plantation Shutter"

3-1/2" Louver Plan Wizard

 4-1/2" Louver Plan Wizard


“What Clients Say About Us”

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.

2/4/2019

Before finding CustomShutters Guru I purchased a jig from Rockler but discovered it fits their 3/8″ louvers. CustomShuttersGuru uses 7/16″ which I like better. So, if your into building your own plantation shutters buy everything from CustomShuttersGuru. The material is topnotch, easy to work with and the customer service provided by Errol is Great. My shutters are now complete and they look great.

David N., Jenks, OK 

1/29/2019

Don’t know how I could be more satisfied. The material is second to none and very easy to work with. The value is great too. Errol is certainly a people person and strives to make the customer happy and wants them to be satisfied. He also appreciates your business.

David N., Jenks, OK 

7/16/2018

Everything was perfect.  Thanks for the great product and quick delivery!

James F., CO

6/21/2018     

I will be ordering from CustomShutters.guru again.They were in constant contact with me from Ordering to Final Delivery.They are timely and easy to communicate with. Errol emailed me at every step of ordering and delivery. The order was delivered on time. The packing was professional so there was not any damage. Glad they are in the shutter business.

Bill A. Lakeside, CA

04/26/18

Just want to say thank you and your doing a great job. I emailed last Saturday with a question and a short time later I decided to call and actually got a human on a Saturday. He was in the process of answering my email when I called so he guided me through the whole process and was very helpful. He sent the louvers out on Monday and I received them Thursday and they were triple wrap and was exactly what I ordered in perfect condition. CustomShutters.Guru made me feel like my small order was very important to them and they would take great care in packaging and handling which was obvious by the way they arrived, perfect. Again, Thanks to all who made my project a success, sincerely Matthew K. Macomb, MI

2/2/2018

“Everything was perfect.  Ordered on a Saturday had the product on Wednesday.  Was notified several times of progress and shipping info was spot on.

Product arrived flawless and looked very good.  Great company to deal with and will be doing more business with them.”

Rj B. Suwanee, GA

“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