How Long Will It Take To Install Shutters in Austin? The whole plantation shutter process, from your starting consultation to installation, will take around four to six weeks. The reason it takes this long is because our goal is to build shutters that are perfectly customized to every facet of your windows. To do that, we need to take precise measurements, utilize sophisticated software to design them, assemble your custom shutters by hand, and get them to you prior to installation. Shutters made from real wood tend to take longer than faux wood because of the staining and finishing process.It will take a little time, but it’s absolutely worth the wait.