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Closed Louver

Closed Louver

The Closed Louver style is reminiscent of traditional fully functional louvered shutters and they happen to be our forte!
There are many advantages to the Closed Louver shutter:

-No spaces between the louvers allow for an easy to paint and much easier to maintain shutter.
-You’re much less likely to get winged or furry creatures nesting behind the shutter!
-Their design makes them extraordinarily strong and durable.
-We can build them in 1-2 weeks.

You won’t find many shops that can build this style shutter, but we can and no one does it better!

Specifications for Closed Louver

SPECIFICATIONS (Standard)

Wood Western Red Cedar
Thickness 1 ⅜”
Stiles 2 ¾” x 1 ⅜”
Top Rail 4”
Mid Rail 3”
Bottom Rail 4”
Louvers 1 ¾”

 

INFO

  • Minimal space between the louvers – easier to maintain. Much easier to paint.
  • Fast turn-around time.
  • Less susceptible to water and insect damage.
  • Less prone to housing winged or furry creatures.
  • Home styles: Mediterranean, Federal, Victorian, Colonial, Italianate,Greek Revival, Georgian etc…
  • Fixed Louvers

VARIATIONS/CUSTOMIZATIONS

Louvers over Raised Panel Faux Tilt Rods Extra mid rails
Stiles/Rails/Louvers sizes Arched Tops
60/40 etc…splits
Horns    



LEAD TIME

1-2 weeks

 

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Open Louver

Open Louver

Shown here in clear cedar, our Open Louver shutters include the Bermuda and Bahama styles as well as exterior Plantation style. Open Louvers have presentable fronts and backs, as well as allowing some light and air to pass through the shutter.

Open Louver are required where the shutter must be able to be closed in front of the window. They are also commonly used for permanently mounting over vents, exits,etc. Open louver shutters are also sometimes utilized as closet doors.

Specifications for OL1

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Wood Western Red Cedar
Thickness 1 ⅛”
Stiles 1 ½”
Top Rail 2 ½”
Mid Rail 2 ½”
Bottom Rail 3 ½”
Louvers 1 ⅜” x ¼”
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INFO

Presentable fronts and backs
Spaces between each louver allow light and air to pass through.
Commonly used for mounting over vents & closet doors.
Commonly found on older homes.
Home styles: Victorian, Colonial, Italianate, Greek Revival, Georgian etc…

VARIATIONS/CUSTOMIZATIONS

Plantation Shutters
Faux Tilt Rods
Extra mid rails
Bermuda/Bahama Shutters
Arched Tops
Horns
Stiles/Rails/Louvers sizes
60/40 etc…splits

 

LEAD TIME

2-3 weeks

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Specifications for OL2

SPECIFICATIONS

Wood Western Red Cedar
Thickness 1 ⅜”
Stiles 2”
Top Rail 4”
Mid Rail 3”
Bottom Rail 4”
Louvers 1 ⅝ x ⅜”
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INFO

  • Presentable fronts and backs
  • Spaces between each louver allow light and air to pass through.
  • Commonly used for mounting over vents & closet doors.
  • Commonly found on older homes.
  • Home styles: Victorian, Colonial, Italianate, Greek Revival, Georgian etc…

VARIATIONS/CUSTOMIZATIONS

Plantation Shutters
Faux Tilt Rods
Extra mid rails
Bermuda/Bahama Shutters
Arched Tops
Horns
Stiles/Rails/Louvers sizes
60/40 etc…splits

 

LEAD TIME

2-3 weeks

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Specifications for OL3

SPECIFICATIONS

Wood Western Red Cedar
Thickness 1 3/8”
Stiles 2 ½”
Top Rail 2 ½”
Mid Rail 2 ½”
Bottom Rail 4”
Louvers 1 ⅜” x ¼” or 1 ⅝” x ⅜” or 1 ⅞” x ⅜” or 2 ½” x ⅜” or 3 ½” x ⅜”
cadol3
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INFO

  • Presentable fronts and backs
  • Spaces between each louver allow light and air to pass through.
  • Commonly used for mounting over vents & closet doors.
  • Commonly found on older homes.
  • Home styles: Victorian, Colonial, Italianate, Greek Revival, Georgian etc…

VARIATIONS/CUSTOMIZATIONS

Plantation Shutters
Faux Tilt Rods
Extra mid rails
Bermuda/Bahama Shutters
Arched Tops
Horns
Stiles/Rails/Louvers sizes
60/40 etc…splits

 

LEAD TIME

2-3 weeks

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Raised Panel

Raised Panel

We offer 4 different standard styles of Raised Panel shutters. RP1 which is a clear Western Red Cedar frame with Extira® panels. RP2 & RP3 which are all Western Red Cedar (frame & panels) and RPE, which is an All Extira® Raised Panel shutter.

Extira® is a wood composite that is impervious to water, weather and insects. We feel that the real wood / composite combination makes a long-lasting and beautiful Raised Panel shutter.

Your choice – and any way you choose will be beautiful.

Specifications for RP1

SPECIFICATIONS (Extira® Panels)

Thickness 1 ⅜”
Stiles 2 ¾” x 1 ⅜”
Top Rail 4”
Mid Rail 3”
Bottom Rail 4”
Panels Extira®

 

INFO

  • The most traditional shutter
  • Utilizes Extira® for the panels to ensure better resistance to moisture, bugs and rot.
  • Home styles: Federal Manor homes, traditional Colonial homes, Cottage-style and many others.

VARIATIONS/CUSTOMIZATIONS

Cutouts Panel & Louver combos Extra mid rails
Stiles/Rails sizes Arched Tops All wood panels
60/40 etc…splits Thicker overall Trim around panels
     


LEAD TIME

2-3 weeks

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Specifications for RP2

SPECIFICATIONS

Thickness 1 ⅛”
Stiles 1 ½” x 1 ⅛”
Top Rail 2 ½”
Mid Rail 2 ½”
Bottom Rail 3 ½”
Louvers Wood
 

 

INFO

  • The most traditional shutter
  • Home styles: Federal Manor homes, traditional Colonial homes, Cottage-style and many others.

VARIATIONS/CUSTOMIZATIONS

Cutouts Panel & Louver combos Extra mid rails
Stiles/Rails sizes Arched Tops All wood panels
60/40 etc…splits Thicker overall Trim around panels
     


LEAD TIME

2-3 weeks

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Specifications for RP3

SPECIFICATIONS

Thickness 1 ⅜”
Stiles 2” x 1 ⅜”
Top Rail 4”
Mid Rail 3”
Bottom Rail 4”
Louvers Wood
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INFO

  • The most traditional shutter
  • Home styles: Federal Manor homes, traditional Colonial homes, Cottage-style and many others.

VARIATIONS/CUSTOMIZATIONS

Cutouts Panel & Louver combos Extra mid rails
Stiles/Rails sizes Arched Tops All wood panels
60/40 etc…splits Thicker overall Trim around panels
     


LEAD TIME

2-3 weeks

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Specifications for RPE

SPECIFICATIONS (All Extira®)

Thickness ¾”, 1”, 1 ¼”
Stiles 2 ¾” x ¾”, 1”, 1 ¼”
Top Rail 4”
Mid Rail 3”
Bottom Rail 4”

 

INFO

  • The most traditional shutter
  • Utilizes Extira® to ensure better resistance to moisture, bugs and rot.
  • Home styles: Federal Manor homes, traditional Colonial homes, Cottage-style and many others.

VARIATIONS/CUSTOMIZATIONS

Cutouts Panel & Louver combos Extra mid rails
Stiles/Rails sizes Arched Tops All wood panels
60/40 etc…splits Thicker overall Trim around panels
     


LEAD TIME

2-3 weeks

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Board & Batten

Board and Batten

Board & Batten style wood shutters are very popular across the south and northeast. Shown here in knotty pine, the Closed Board & Batten style is typical for cottages and barns while the Open Board and Batten is a great accent for picket fences or porch rails.

B&B shutters have been associated with barns, cottages and the Cape Cod style homes. They definitely lend themselves to the "country" look. B&B shutters have been gaining popularity and are becoming quite trendy (as far as shutters go!)

Our standard B&B shutters have a ⅛ space between each board to allow for expansion.

Specifications for Board and Batten

SPECIFICATIONS (Narrow)

Wood Western Red Cedar
Thickness ¾”
Board width range 2 ½” – 3 ½”
Battens 3 ¼”

 

SPECIFICATIONS (Wide)

Wood Western Red Cedar
Thickness ¾”
Board width range 3 ½” – 7 ½”
Battens 3 ½”

 

INFO

  • Each plank is ripped so that all the vertical boards in a shutter are the same width.
  • The cross pieces (battens) are 5" from the ends.
  • On shutters greater than 60" tall a third (middle) batten is standard.
  • All the boards are beveled and sanded prior to assembly.
  • Home styles: Homes in the Northeast, Bungalows, Cottages, Country-style, Cape Cod, Ranch etc…

VARIATIONS/CUSTOMIZATIONS

Arched Tops ”Memphis” (framed) Style Gaps between boards
”Z” batten Additional battens Radius’d edges
Cutouts    
     

 

LEAD TIME

2-3 weeks

 

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Bermuda

Bermuda Bahama

Bermuda shutters (also sometimes called Bahama) are similar in construction to Open Louver shutters, the difference being Bermuda shutters are desinged to be hung in front of the window with the hinge along the top edge. When a Bermuda shutter (one per window) is opened it swings vertically up and out from the house

Because a single Bermuda shutter covers the entire window they tend to be quite large, so an extra stile is added vertically down the center of the shutter for added strength and stability.

Specifications for Bermuda

Bermuda shutters are typically mounted in front of the window with a "push out" type hinge arrangment where the hinges are on the top edge of the shutter and the shutter swings out in front of the windows (rather than opening to either side as Open Louver shutters do)

Advantages

Bermuda shutters are used to block sight lines while allowing light and air to pass through and in situations where there is no room for Open Louver shutters to the sides of the window.

Bermuda shutters are also sometimes used as dividers or screens. For example, we have built a number of these shutters to block sight lines into restrooms at pools.

 

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For pricing on shutters and any other custom request for your shutters call 201-531-0016 from 8-4 EST.