So I'm looking at replacing them with functional (not that I'd actually use them mind you - unless there are legitimate reasons to do so) cedar shutters.
So here is my question, my windows are 72" wide, 48" tall, which means the shutters would have to be ~35"x50" each. If I had those on the side of my house, attached using hinges and eye hooks would they look way out of proportion to the rest of the house or am I too used to seeing the skinny premades already on? Another question, assuming I want to actually use them ( we get high winds here in Seattle where I live ) what would be the appropriate way to secure the hinges to the window frame? I'm envisioning using long screws into the window framing but is that necessary or are there better ways? The siding frame around the windows is basically cedar strips - nothing structural.
Basically my design that I have in my head is 9 or 10 1x4 cedar planks secured to 2 1x3 cedar arms, with hinges on each arm. Nice straightforward simple design. An eyehook on the last plank would secure the shutter to the siding or each other when closed.