How Long Does It Take To Get Shutters in New York City? The complete plantation shutter process, beginning with your initial consultation through installation, will take approximately four to six weeks on average. The process takes this long because our goal is to build 100% custom shutters for your windows. To do that, we need to take exact measurements, utilize sophisticated software to design them, assemble your custom shutters manually, and get them to you prior to installation. Wood shutters tend to take longer than faux wood due to the extra steps needed to stain and treat the wood.It will take a little time, but it’s an investment that’s definitely worth it.