How Long Does It Take To Get Shutters in Sacramento? The entire plantation shutter process, from your initial consultation to putting your shutters in, usually takes around four to six weeks on average. The process takes this long because we strive to build the perfect shutters for your windows. Doing that requires us to take exact measurements, utilize sophisticated software to design them, assemble your custom shutters manually, and deliver them to you prior to installation. Wood shutters tend to take longer because of the extra steps needed to stain and treat the wood.It will take a little time, but it’s definitely worth the wait.