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2-1/2'' Movable Louver w/Front Control Arm Shutter Jig and Hardware

Creating your own custom shutters is easy! First consult the Measuring Guide to obtain your dimensions. Then enter the shutter dimensions into the Design Wizard to get your FREE downloadable plan. The plan includes a detailed list of all the supplies you'll need to construct your custom shutters!


Step 1: Measuring Guide



Step 2: Design Wizard


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Rockler 2-1/2'' Movable Louver Template Set for Shutter System w/Front Control Arm Item #: 44342
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$124.99

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$124.99
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Rockler Shutter Pins for 2-1/2'' and 3-1/2'' Movable Louvers - 50 Pack Item #: 46388
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$4.99

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$4.99
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Rockler Shutter Control Arm Fastener (50 per pack) Item #: 47678
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$9.99

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$9.99
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2-1/2" H x 1/2" Shank Rockler Shutter Louver Bit Item #: 43507
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$41.99

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$41.99
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5/8" D x 1" H x 1/2" Shank Rockler Straight, 2-Flute Bit Item #: 90616
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$17.99

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$17.99
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Mouse Hole Jig-It® for Movable Louvered Shutters Item #: 45352
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$14.99

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$14.99
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Signmaking Brass Bushing - 5/8" ID, 3/4" OD Item #: 30933
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$7.29

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$7.29
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3/8" HSS Brad Point Drill Bit Item #: 24660
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$6.99

Each
$6.99
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Spiral Dowel Pins - 3/8" x 1-1/2" (50 per pack) Item #: 21139
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$3.49

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$3.49
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Rockler Shutter Bead Router Bit - 7/8" Dia x 9/16" H x 1/2" Shank Item #: 43503
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$29.99

Each
$29.99
Store Availability
Rockler 2-1/2'' Movable Louver Template Set for Shutter System w/Front Control Arm Item #: 44342
In Stock
 
Price:
$124.99
Each
Quantity:
Total: $124.99

Store Availability
Rockler Shutter Pins for 2-1/2'' and 3-1/2'' Movable Louvers - 50 Pack Item #: 46388
In Stock
 
Price:
$4.99
Each
Quantity:
Total: $4.99

Store Availability
Rockler Shutter Control Arm Fastener (50 per pack) Item #: 47678
In Stock
 
Price:
$9.99
Pack
Quantity:
Total: $9.99

Store Availability
2-1/2" H x 1/2" Shank Rockler Shutter Louver Bit Item #: 43507
In Stock
 
Price:
$41.99
Each
Quantity:
Total: $41.99

Store Availability
5/8" D x 1" H x 1/2" Shank Rockler Straight, 2-Flute Bit Item #: 90616
In Stock
 
Price:
$17.99
Each
Quantity:
Total: $17.99

Store Availability
Mouse Hole Jig-It® for Movable Louvered Shutters Item #: 45352
In Stock
 
Price:
$14.99
Kit
Quantity:
Total: $14.99

Store Availability
Signmaking Brass Bushing - 5/8" ID, 3/4" OD Item #: 30933
In Stock
 
Price:
$7.29
Each
Quantity:
Total: $7.29

Store Availability
3/8" HSS Brad Point Drill Bit Item #: 24660
In Stock
 
Price:
$6.99
Each
Quantity:
Total: $6.99

Store Availability
Spiral Dowel Pins - 3/8" x 1-1/2" (50 per pack) Item #: 21139
In Stock
 
Price:
$3.49
Pack
Quantity:
Total: $3.49

Store Availability
Rockler Shutter Bead Router Bit - 7/8" Dia x 9/16" H x 1/2" Shank Item #: 43503
In Stock
 
Price:
$29.99
Each
Quantity:
Total: $29.99

Store Availability

Overview

Whether you're a hobbyist or a professional woodworker, Rockler's 2-1/2'' Louver Shutter Template Set makes building your own Plantation-style Shutters easy and affordable. Build movable louver styles and save up to 75% over the cost of custom ordered shutters! It couldn't be easier with exclusive Rockler jigs, hardware, and pre-shaped louvers.

Plus, with our online Shutter Design Wizard, you'll get a FREE Downloadable Plan for creating custom shutters, complete with detailed technical drawings, cross-section diagrams, elevations, and lists of all the supplies you need to complete your project! Before entering your dimensions into the design wizard, consult the Measuring Guide to determine your final shutter panel dimensions.

  • Easy, do-it-yourself jigs and templates for creating movable plantation-style shutters
  • Save up to 75% over the cost of custom ordered shutters
  • Heavy acrylic templates and aluminum fences
  • Jigs make it a fool-proof process for drilling louver and control arm holes
  • Includes three self-centering bits for drilling shutter pin holes and control arm holes
  • Stile jig/template measures 1-5/8"H x 3-1/2"W x 20"L
  • Shutter louver jig measures 2-3/4" H x 1-3/4" W x 5-3/4" L
  • Drill bits have self-centering tips that fit perfectly into specific shutter template mounting holes
  • A spring-loaded guide in the drill bits retract as pressure is applied and the drill bit advances
  • Drill bits have a 1/4" hex power bit shank
  • 1/4" drill bit measures 4"L
  • 3/32" drill bit measures 3-3/4"L
  • 9/64" drill bit measures 4-1/8"L
  • Patent Pending

Tech Spec

Brand Rockler

What's included:

  • 2-1/2'' Louver Template Set for Movable or Fixed Shutters (44342): One stile jig, one louver jig, one 3/32'' shutter drilling bit, one 1/4'' shutter drilling bit, one 9/64'' shutter drilling bit, and two 1/4'' index pins

Technical Downloads:

Reviews

Customer Reviews

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Great Product

Scott Posted July 27, 2014
The jigs and hardware from Rockler work very well, which is what accounts for the five star rating, but I did encounter a few challenges along the way.

There were a couple of problems that I ran in to. Although the jigs are very high quality and durable, the Mouse Hole Jig I ordered did arrive with the acrylic plastic piece broken in half. The acrylic seems thick enough. The problem was most likely with the poor packaging, which I'm assuming led to the damage during shipping. I chose not to exchange the item and instead made a repair with superglue, which held just fine and the jig worked flawlessly.

The second issue left me a little disappointed. I chose to mill my own slats, but near the end of the project came up a little short. Instead of acquiring more wood I ordered the pre-milled slats, which I believe came in 48" length. Every single slat was significantly bowed. I considered returning them, but decided that once I cut the slats to my desired 19" length the bow was tolerable, but still noticeable.

Other challenges I encountered along the way were due mostly to my novice skills. Here are some tips that might help you out.
1. The project was more time consuming than I anticipated. I made eight shutters with a total of 152 slats. Most of the slats I milled myself (four router cuts per slat), and for each slat there were six holes to drill (912 holes!).
2. Drilling in Basswood is slow going. I discovered that I had to clean the bit after each cut to avoid tear-out and sloppy holes, again adding more time to the project.
3. Basswood also can be a very springy wood. That’s probably not the right term, but what would happen is that I would mill the lumber so that it was flat and twist free, and then make a rip cut only to discover that the wood was now bowed. Essentially there was often tension in the wood that was released when cut. The only solution I know is to mill the pieces slightly oversize so that final flattening/straightening can be accomplished.
4. Finishing the project is a bear. I did the finishing after assembly, and while spraying on paint would probably be the quickest way to go, my wife wanted a stained wood look. I do have an HVLP system, but thought with all of the different angles and pieces it might be difficult to get an even coat. I finally went with a brush on/wipe off stain, following by brushed on Waterlox, sanding, and then wipe on Minwax poly with a satin sheen. Overall I’m happy with the outcome, but this was a very time consuming process.
5. After routing with the louver bit the slats are supposed to have a 1” flat section for 2.5” shutters. I was only able to achieve a 1.5” flat section. Is this a big deal? I don’t think so, but I did spend some time adjusting the bit in my router table trying to achieve the cut according to the instructions.
6. Tools I used that I would consider a must are a table saw, router table, and planer. A jointer would have been nice to flatten one side of the wood prior to planning; I used a hand plane.
7. Although the shutters I made are square, I discovered my window casings are not exactly square. This obviously caused some issues when mounting.

Overall the products supplied by Rockler worked fabulously. I’m not a very experienced woodworker, but if you take your time you can do this project.

Best

Sherman Posted July 23, 2014
This jig is the best I have ever used. Just like all the other shutter jigs Rockler offers. Great for accuracy. The bass wood material is unsurpassed. I can make shutters for 1/2 the price. Of course I am determined. If I had been weak at heart I would have given up.

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