Custom Basswood Shutters

Wood shutters, also called plantation shutters, are one of the most popular and stylish window treatments available.  If you want to enhance curb appeal, regulate and block light, insulate and increase the value of your home, shutters are an excellent choice.  Not only are shutters durable and easy maintenance, they are timeless and fit in to almost any decorating scheme so they will never go out of style.

Available Options

Painted or Stained Custom Matched Lacquer Finish
Painted or Stained Water Based Finish
1 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 3 1/2″, 4 1/2″, 5 1/2″ Louvers Sizes
Smooth or Sandblasted Finish
Divider Rails
Split Tilt Rods
Hidden Tilt Rods
Arch Cutout in Panel
Leaded Glass Inserts
Specialty Shapes including Arch Top, Sunburst, Eyebrow, Rake Top, Circle, Octagon, Hexagon, etc.
Frame Choices:  Small, Medium, Large Decorative Z Frames, L Frame, Single Bead, Bullnose, or Special Custom Frame
Hinge Choices: Painted, Chrome, Bronze, Antique Brass, Bright Brass, Nickel, Stainless Steel
Bi-Pass Track System for Sliding Glass Door
Bi-Fold Track or Hinged for Sliding Glass Door
Fixed or Movable Louvers
Closet Doors, Room Dividers or Pass Throughs
Lever Cut Out for French Door

CONSTRUCTION

Our shutters are custom made from the highest quality basswood lumber.  Because basswood is one of the lightest in weight of all hardwoods, it is the superior choice for shutter construction.  Basswood is also known for its resistance to sagging, warping and bowing.  Basswood contains no sap to bleed through the finish so it is the best choice for a beautiful finish.

Every stile and rail is joined by a minimum of three dowels.  Extra-long heavy gauge staples are used in the louvers and tilt rod to insure they do not pull out with normal wear and tear.  Each staple is coated with friction-activated glue that heats up when the staple is injected into the wood.  All panel connections are rabbeted to prevent light leaking where panels meet. All wood shutters come with a tension screw adjuster to easily tighten or loosen the louvers as needed.

CLEANING AND CARE OF WOOD SHUTTERS

To dust your painted or stained wood shutters you can use a feather duster, Swiffer type cloth or carefully vacuum with a brush attachment.  If your painted shutters need cleaning to remove any spots you can use a damp cloth with Simple Green or another non-toxic biodegradable cleaner sprayed on a damp cloth.  For stained shutters, you can use a moderate amount of furniture oil such as Murphy’s applied to a cloth to clean them.  You especially want to use furniture oil on your stained shutters if they are exposed to excessive sunlight.  Always make sure the shutters are thoroughly dry after you clean them.  Never use any harmful chemicals such as Windex or other household cleaners that will harm the finish.  With proper care your shutters will last a very long time.