How Long Does It Take To Get Shutters in Minneapolis? The entire plantation shutter process, beginning with your in-home consultation through installation, usually takes about four to six weeks. The reason it takes this long is because we want to build 100% custom shutters for your windows. Doing that requires us to take precise measurements, utilize sophisticated software to design them, assemble your brand-new shutters manually, and ship them to you prior to installation. Wood shutters typically take longer than Polywood because of the added steps of staining and finishing the wood.It will take some time, but it’s definitely worth the wait.