How to Remove Wooden Interior Shutters

What You'll Need
Step ladder

If you are looking to change the appearance of your home, knowing how to remove wooden interior shutters will make it easier to create a new window decoration. Follow the steps below for a successful project.

Step 1 – Gain Access

Start by removing any items that could prove a hindrance or may be damaged by the removal of the wooden interior shutters, such as plants on the window sill and any items abutting the window. Position a step ladder next to the window to allow you easy access.

Step 2 – Inspection

Examine the joints where the wooden interior shutters meet the wall to determine how they are fixed in place; screws will often be used for this purpose. Obtain the correct tool for the job.  

Step 3 – Remove Upper Fasteners

Starting with the top ones, use a screwdriver to withdraw the screws that hold the hinge to the wall and gradually work your way down.

Step 4 – Remove Lower Fasteners

Depending on the size of the wooden interior shutters, you may find it helpful for someone to stand below them before the lower fasteners are removed. Warn your helper just before the shutter is free so he can brace himself to bear the weight as it drops.