How Long Does It Take To Get Shutters in Boston? The whole plantation shutter process, from your starting consultation to installing the shutters, will take about four to six weeks. The reason it takes this long is because we want to build shutters that are completely customized to your windows. Doing that requires us to take precise measurements, make use of advanced software to design your shutters, assemble your brand-new shutters manually, and deliver them to your home for installation. Real wood shutters typically take longer because of the added steps of staining and finishing the wood.It does take some time, but it’s a wait that’s well worth it.