Repurposed shutters are not just for storms anymore. The fact is that in most cases (if you do not live in Florida or something); they are not for storms at all, but are an interior unit. Open window shutters are so old and familiar that they can be used in the same way as trim and other accent design elements to break up a wall and give the window more prominent place and depth. If you live there you need shutters for protection storm, get them professionally installed; Otherwise, have some fun.
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For a simple design, reminds of an old world country home, buy 1 with 4-inch cedar slices. Calculate how many of the boards must side by side to correspond to half the width of the window. Lay the four boards next to each other and cut two crosspieces to tension all four of them at the top and bottom, six inches from each end. Screw the braces into each of the four boards with 1-inch screws. Build two gaps, and fasten them on either side of the repurposed shutters with a screwdriver, with the crossbar facing outwards.
For a first-story set of slots on and repurposed shutters in a smaller home or cabin, consider making a painted design on your shutters. Get two smooth wood cabinet doors or a set of frozen front door slots; paint them a neutral background color – black, white, brown or gray. Plants, birds or scenery scenes are all possibilities. This is not the kind of thing you want to do in more than one window, and it really works only in a rather rustic environment where the gaps are to be seen close by.