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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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3-1/2'' Movable Louver Template Set for Shutter System w/Front Control Arm
3-1/2'' Movable Louver Template Set for Shutter System w/Front Control Arm Item #: 47674
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Rockler Shutter Pins for 2-1/2'' and 3-1/2'' Movable Louvers - 50 Pack
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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Rockler Shutter Control Arm Fastener (50 per pack)
Rockler Shutter Control Arm Fastener (50 per pack) Item #: 47678
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$9.99
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3-1/2" H x 1/2" Shank Rockler Shutter Louver Bit
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$49.99
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Mouse Hole Jig-It® for Movable Louvered Shutters
Mouse Hole Jig-It® for Movable Louvered Shutters Item #: 45352
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$14.99
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Rockler Signmaking Brass Bushing - 5/8" ID, 3/4" OD
Rockler Signmaking Brass Bushing - 5/8" ID, 3/4" OD Item #: 30933
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5/8" D x 1" H x 1/2" Shank Rockler Straight, 2-Flute Bit
5/8" D x 1" H x 1/2" Shank Rockler Straight, 2-Flute Bit Item #: 90616
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Spiral Dowel Pins - 3/8" x 1-1/2" (50 per pack)
Spiral Dowel Pins - 3/8" x 1-1/2" (50 per pack) Item #: 21139
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$3.99
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3/8" HSS Brad Point Drill Bit
3/8" HSS Brad Point Drill Bit Item #: 24660
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Special Price $3.50 Regular Price $6.99
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Rockler Shutter Bead Router Bit - 7/8" Dia x 9/16" H x 1/2" Shank
Rockler Shutter Bead Router Bit - 7/8" Dia x 9/16" H x 1/2" Shank Item #: 43503
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3-1/2'' Movable Louver w/Front Control Arm Shutter Jig and Hardware

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GRP30955_1
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3-1/2'' Movable Louver w/Front Control Arm Shutter Jig and Hardware

Whether you're a hobbyist or a professional woodworker, Rockler's 3-1/2'' 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.


Features:
  • Easy, do-it-yourself jigs and templates for creating movable plantation-style shutters
  • Jigs make it a fool-proof process for drilling louver and control arm holes
  • 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
(1) Stile jig
(1) Louver jig
(1) 3/32'' Shutter drilling bit
(1) 1/4'' Shutter drilling bit
(1) 9/64'' Shutter drilling bit
(2) 1/4'' Index pins
(1) Free downloadable plan
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 3.2100
Tech Spec
  • Stile jig/template Dimensions: 1-5/8" H x 3-1/2" W x 20" L
  • Shutter louver jig Dimensions: 2-3/4" H x 1-3/4" W x 5-3/4" L
  • Drill bits have a 1/4" hex power bit shank
  • Heavy acrylic templates and aluminum fences
  • 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
Technical Documents
Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Cancer & Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/wood.
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Shutter By-Pass Doors
I used the basic 3 1/2" Movable plans and built these Shutter by-pass doors to go over our patio doors. The wife loves it.
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December 26, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Just made some for my window.
I have used the jig system to build shutters for my casement window. I’m not quite done installing them. I also used Rockler jigs and parts to make shutters for transorms, including a semicircle and arched windows.
Semicircular transom and standard shutters for casement window. I have to hang the other 2 shutters.
Rectangular and arch top transom shutters of my own design. The arches are time consuming.
Another view of shutters. The semicircle is easier than the arch top. I used Rockler parts.
November 13, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Easy to use jig
Easy to use jig, project calculator online. Total cost with wood about $200-$250 per window.
Easy to use jig, project calculator online. Total cost with wood about $200-$250 per window.
March 7, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Very easy to make and look very good
February 26, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Movable louder jig
The jig is absolutely perfect. The way it is laid out &with the excellent instructions that come with it, it is hard to make a mistake. I would recommend this to both professionals as well as the novice,it is that easy to use. I have both, the 3 1/2
&2 1/2 jigs. The only thing that could be better, is the drills could be sold separately so you don't. Have to purchase 3 extra ones if you buy both jigs.
February 9, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Homemade shutters
I did all the windows in my home almost 30 panals. The jigs and tooling held up really well, I was a little concerned about the jigs being plastic and enlarging the holes but they held up. The panals were about 75 inches long so there were a lot of holes to drill.
The shutters turned out great would recommend this to anyone.
January 11, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
it works very well
May 19, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Good product
Very nice jigs and associated drill bits. Works very nicely. Instructions terse but complete and spot on. Suggest you read them very closely before starting out.

Unless you want the fun of figuring all this out on your own, this is clearly the way to go if you have more than one or two simple shutters to make. If making a large two leaf set for a double window, I would definitely spring for the jig and hardware.
May 14, 2015
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
all the jigs are pretty good, and east to use but its alot of work to make just one
i made 12 and it took over 50 hours
February 4, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
After 4 windows, it gets an A-
Pros: 1. The jig perfectly places all drilling holes so that your louvers match up flawlessly. 2. Basswood is easy to use and cuts like butter if your saw blades are well maintained. 3. It also routes fairly well but because it's a stringy wood you may get tear out occasionally. 4. Louver pins come with tension pins that are great for keeping the shutters open to your liking. Control Arm Fasteners are much easier to use than staples (push them firmly in with the "claw" portion of a tap hammer to get them to set correctly). Cons: 1. The directions for the jig indicate that if your window is taller than 48", you should add a middle rail for stability. Great advice, but then the Shutter Wizard does not give you the option of selecting this middle rail so that all dimensions for such an addition are given. Plus, the middle rail does not show up in the parts list. Twice now I have ordered the wood for shutters and had to reorder for the middle rail, which cost me more in shipping. 2. When using the mouse hole jig, make sure you route the mouse hole BEFORE cutting the rabbets for the top and middle rail. This is not stated in the directions but would be helpful. 3. Directions state to subtract 1/16" for hinges and 1/8" for spacing. True. However don't be surprised if you still need to trim the stiles to make the shutters fit correctly once they are built. This is NOT a fault of the jig/hardware, but of home builders who do not care if a window is square when it's being built. I have to re-frame all of our windows with 1/2" pine and decorative moulding to get things square, then remeasure the window and reinput into the Shutter Design Wizard. After all shutters are built I still need to take it back to the tablesaw and trim. This will also be true depending on the hinges you buy. Overall, a great product with great results. I think once they add the middle rail option to the Shutter Wizard and advise in the directions when to rout the mouse hole, this will be an A+ product.
August 18, 2014
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
the jig was great for making plantation shutters. It made it so easy to line up louvers.
George B on Jun 20, 2018
For a DIY PROJECT at home
Lloyd B on Apr 12, 2018
the jig was great for making plantation shutters. It made it so easy to line up louvers.
George B on Jun 20, 2018
I’m 64 and trying to retire. Later I want to flip 1 or 2 houses per year. I’m in good shape, will run in the 2018 Marines Marathon on October 25 th, 2018 at Quantco VA. This jig will help me add ‘Curb Appeal’ to the houses I want to sell.
David B on Jun 5, 2018
For a DIY PROJECT at home
Lloyd B on Apr 12, 2018
Looks!
Gary R on Mar 31, 2018
Plan to make shutters for son's garage windows that are going to take special modifications to complete.
James B on Dec 22, 2017
I want to make my own shutters for the house. Get rid of my pull down shades. This will make it look a look nicer and will also increase the value of the house
Bob V on Dec 7, 2017
wanted to start doing my own shutters..
teles g on Dec 3, 2017
To try making shutters
juan v on Dec 3, 2017
Make my own shutters
SM-2345-8189 Alex C on Oct 18, 2017
need to make shutter
Joseph E on Aug 2, 2017
I have large south facing triangular windows and need to block the sun in the summer months. DIY project is the answer and this Jig and other parts is a great way to solve the problem.
AstroBob on Jul 17, 2017
It gives me a chance to build these shutters instead
of having to pay for expensive store bought ones.
Bob on Jun 19, 2017
I have over 30 windows in old victorian home built in 1903. building my own plantation shutters is the most economical way to go.
brooks on Apr 3, 2017
I have customers which request custom shutters at times
David G on Mar 4, 2017
Because I needed them.
Richard B on Jan 30, 2017
make 3 1/2 inch louvers out of maple
Simon O on Jan 25, 2017
I've wanted plantation shutters for the living room but the cost was more than I wanted to pay. Making them is much more cost effective.
Cheryl H on Dec 28, 2016
Purchasing shutters are very expensive so I decided to make my own. Great tool to make the job easier.
James K on Nov 23, 2016
Simple way to make quality Shutters
MIKE F on Nov 20, 2016
EASY TO MAKE AND INSTALL AND LOOKS BETTER WITH THAN WITHOUT
Jimmie S on Nov 15, 2016
This was on BackOrder during the spring, and it is on sale, so couldn't resist.
MICHAEL C on Sep 21, 2016
Because my wife like it !
Humberto A on May 14, 2016
Shutters
ED B on May 11, 2016
easy to use no guessing
miguel s on Apr 28, 2016
We have larger windows. It made sense to go with 3.5 in shutters to cut down on the overall louver count.
David D on Apr 14, 2016
To make shutters.
I don't think I did choose this.
Terry S on Mar 24, 2016
Keep hands off of louvers
Christopher M on Mar 15, 2016
build my own Shutters without having to build any jigs
Dale Z on Jan 6, 2016
A few of our shutter pins are broken (2 year old kids can be rough on them).
Didn't have one
GREG S on Oct 18, 2015
Saw this in magazine. It looks handy.
Gabriel G on Oct 7, 2015
This is a great product, it is really just a plastic jig, drill bits and locating pins , but it has been well thought out and saves you a LOT of time by not having to build your own. I highly recommend this.
Leith H on Sep 17, 2015
New project
Ray S on Sep 8, 2015
build shutters
Kenneth W on Jul 18, 2015
Make shutters: windows more secure, thermal advantage
JANA H on Jun 27, 2015
I have build 4 cedar shutters with moveable louvers on top section or a 10 foot high privacy wall on my cedar deck and I was searching the Internet for a solution to install a control arm on these shutters. I found the solution here and got them on order.
peter H on Jun 5, 2015
Had the money now to pay for the items. Thanks
Ed G on May 27, 2015
To build my own plantation shutters in my new home
Robert S on May 18, 2015
Didn't purchase this
Wilfred on Apr 25, 2015
convenience
dan s on Apr 20, 2015
Making shutters
Jonathan B on Apr 7, 2015
I’m 64 and trying to retire. Later I want to flip 1 or 2 houses per year. I’m in good shape, will run in the 2018 Marines Marathon on October 25 th, 2018 at Quantco VA. This jig will help me add ‘Curb Appeal’ to the houses I want to sell.
David B on Jun 5, 2018
Looks!
Gary R on Mar 31, 2018
Anyone try making the louvers out of MDF?
Karney L on Mar 20, 2016
Any options for adding a frame (Z frame) for inside mount?
Tivarius on Jan 21, 2016
Has anyone used these pins with the Jig? The hole the drill bit makes seems to be too large and the pins fit very loose. Also, the tension pins do not provide any tension as the hole is too big. I am using the jig and the drill bit that came in the jig kit. What size drill bit should be used on the large end of the pin?
Nickap on Sep 5, 2015
3-1/2'' Movable Louver w/Front Control Arm Shutter Jig and Hardware
3-1/2'' Movable Louver w/Front Control Arm Shutter Jig and Hardware
Rockler Shutter Pins for 2-1/2'' and 3-1/2'' Movable Louvers - 50 Pack
Rockler Shutter Pins for 2-1/2'' and 3-1/2'' Movable Louvers - 50 Pack
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I built 3 sets of 4-panel shutters (80 louvers in one set and 64 louvers in each of the other 2 shutter sets...hundreds of holes drilled with the jigs and templates). Per the instructions with the jig & template kit, the holes in the rails use the 1/4" drill for the large ends of the pins and the holes in the ends of the louvers use the 9/64" drill. The non-tension pins should fit rather loosely in the 1/4" hole although a little snugly (a little bit of resistance is good...if too loose, the louvers won't stay in position. The tension pins should fit more snugly. In each shutter panel, I had two sets of 8 louvers (separated by a middle rail). In each group of 8 louvers, I used 2 tension pins on one louver and regular pins for the other 7 louvers. If your drilled holes are seeming too large, you might be wobbling the drill as you drill each hole. I used the drill stops that came with the kit and was careful to ensure the drill stop is flat on the template and the drill goes in and out straight. I did 2 cycles (only) of "in/out" for each hole.
How do you deal with windows that have arches, or the eyebrow shape?
Joe B on Jun 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would measure the width of the window and the height of the the top middle from where it begins to curve. I would then get a metal ruler (long) and bend it so that it match the curve. This is how I would be able to replicate the frame. once the frame is cut I would mark the spacing for the louvers just like the regular shutters. The trickiest part is probably drilling straight holes. I would probably do it by hand starting with a small hole as a pilot. I might clamp a small piece of scrap next to where the hole will be so that the bit wont move out of place. Once the holes are in place I would put the louver next the where it would go and trace a line using the frame to match the curve. That should about do it.
My window is 88" high by 28" wide, but the maximum on the calculator is 80" x 24"...is there a reason for these limits? How do I address a taller window then?
Jerry N on Jul 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: For assistance with oversize shutters please contact Rockler Technical Services at 800-260-9663 or support@rockler.com.
Once you have the kit, about how much labor is involved per shutter?
John M on Nov 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: There is a learning curve so the first one will be a weekend. There is no plan for the outer frame so you have to figure that out on your own but once you do a few it’s about an hour each or so.
Can shutters be spray painted after assembly?
Greg J on Nov 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I sure would not do that. You would clog all the pins. Fixed shutters, of course, but not the moveable ones.
My horizontal measurements are not the same top and bottom are different by 1/4 inch How do I handle this difference?
Planesman on Apr 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: There are three different hanging options. Inside mount no frame, inside mount hang strip, and outside mount hang strip. These mounting types are shown online at Rockler under shutter measuring and mounting instructions. The opening needs to be square to mount it inside mount no frame. I had the same issue so I had to do outside mount. I used 1x2s stained the same color as my shutters for my hang strips. I squarely framed the outside of my window with 1x2s attached on the sides and top. My shutters attach to the squared 1x2s I put up. My shutters stick out about 1 inch from the wall, they are not flush. I think this would be the easiest way. You could probably do inside mount with hang strip (which will be flush with your wall). Just make sure the hang strips are square to each other.
total width of opening 42_3/8". divide by 2 , 21_3/16" ea. shutter, less hinge 1/16" less 1/8"? or is it 1/16" off ea. shutter for space between shutters?
Steven J on Dec 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Steven: Here is what worked for me. I subtracted 1/8" for each hinge -- 1/16 was just too narrow even with the hinges I bought from Rockler. And I allowed for a 1/16" gap between the shutters at the middle. Even following this recipe, my shutters were a bit too tight. Was able to lay my shutter flat on my table saw and shave off what I needed to elimintate the bind. Hope this helps. -- Mike
If you already have the 2 1/2" jig kit, can you order just the jig without the drill bits, etc. for the 3 1/2" kit?
Tracy F on Aug 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sorry no, you need to order the complete kit.