How Long Does It Take To Get Shutters in Cincinnati? The whole plantation shutter process, beginning with your in-home consultation through installation, usually takes about four to six weeks on average. The process takes this long because we strive to build 100% custom shutters for your windows. To do that, we need to take precise measurements, utilize sophisticated software to design them, assemble your custom shutters manually, and deliver them to you prior to installation. Real wood shutters tend to take longer due to the staining and finishing process.It will take some time, but it’s an investment that’s definitely worth it.