Wooden window shutters add character and appeal to the outside of the home by dressing up and decorating the window area. Not all shutters have to be functional and hinged, as you can install shutters that do not move. You can install non-functional, or ornamental, wooden window shutters to the outside of your windows easily as a do-it-yourself project.
Step 1 – Pre-Drill Holes
Pre-drill two holes into the top of the shutter and two holes into the bottom of the shutter. These holes will be used to mount the shutter to the home.
Step 2 – Mark for Holes
Align, level and hold the first shutter up against the outside of the home where you want it hung. Mark a guidance spot onto the house by coloring with the marker through the pre-drilled holes.
Step 3 – Pre-Drill Holes
Pre-drill the holes into the outside of the house where you made the marker guidance spots.
Step 4 – Attach Shutter
Hold the shutter against the outside of the home and align the holes in the shutter with the holes in the outside of the home. Attach the shutter using mortar screws by screwing them through the shutter and into the home.