Shutter Size


  #1  
Old 07-13-20, 09:58 AM
J
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 298
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Shutter Size

I am building some barn style British brace shutters and wondering what the appropriate height would be. Here is what I currently have and I am keeping the width the same (14"). Should the shutters be the exact height of the glass only? Should they overlap some like these do? Thanks in advance.

 
  #2  
Old 07-13-20, 10:00 AM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 26,394
Received 1,743 Upvotes on 1,567 Posts
The ones you have are about 3" too tall. To look the traditional size, you would measure from the top of the sloped sill to the bottom edge of the top trim... As if they were hinged to close over the window.
 
  #3  
Old 07-13-20, 10:06 AM
J
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 298
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
You mean like this? (Slightly over glass at the top...)

 
  #4  
Old 07-13-20, 10:09 AM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 26,394
Received 1,743 Upvotes on 1,567 Posts
Your bottom line is too high. They sit on the top of the sloped sill.
 
  #5  
Old 07-13-20, 10:14 AM
J
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 298
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
So you mean right where the bottom edge of the sloped sill begins, like this?



 
  #6  
Old 07-13-20, 10:15 AM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 26,394
Received 1,743 Upvotes on 1,567 Posts
Yes.......................
 
  #7  
Old 07-13-20, 10:17 AM
J
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 298
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Awesome, thanks!....
 
  #8  
Old 07-13-20, 03:46 PM
Marq1's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: USA MI
Posts: 9,449
Received 1,137 Upvotes on 1,031 Posts
But, the shutter is just a cosmetic addition!

The total width of the shutter is less than the window width so the length is not going to be too critical.

IMO, the width is more important. When I built my shutters I built them @ 80% of total width and the look came out nice!
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: