How Long Does It Take To Get Shutters in Houston? The whole plantation shutter process, from your initial consultation to finishing your shutter installation, usually takes about four to six weeks on average. The reason it takes this long is because our goal is to build shutters that are perfectly customized to every facet of your windows. Doing that requires us to take precise measurements, make use of advanced software to design your shutters, assemble your brand-new shutters by hand, and ship them to you prior to installation. Shutters made from real wood typically take longer due to the added steps of staining and finishing the wood.It will take a little time, but it’s definitely worth the wait.