Now this is where your child truly gets her “Cinderella Moment.” Waking up in the morning and opening her shutters to hear the birds singing and greet the day! These top bunk shutters are functional, but they do SO much more for aesthetics than anything. They give this bed a quaint feel and are a great place to add a pop of color to the front façade. They are made with 1x4’s; take note that when they are closed, they do not touch in the center. There is about a 2 1/2” gap between the shutter doors when they are closed. I went for easy. I didn’t want to rip 1x6’s down to size, and I didn’t want to use plywood. They open and close and that is good enough for my girls (they have no problem locking their cat in “the tower” this way). If this is a concern for you, then you can make them out of larger boards, and then trim them for a custom fit.
To get an identical window shape, I created a template using a large piece of newspaper. Lay a piece of paper over your window opening, and rub a crayon along the outside trim of the window. It should give you the exact size of your window, cut it out and set it aside.