- 1 What is the best wood for indoor shutters?
- 2 What kind of wood do you use to make shutters?
- 3 How do you make wooden louvered shutters?
- 4 What is the difference between plantation shutters and traditional shutters?
- 5 How long do wooden shutters last?
- 6 What is better wood or composite shutters?
- 7 How thick should wood shutters be?
- 8 How do you seal wood shutters?
- 9 Why do houses have fake shutters?
- 10 What are the different types of shutters?
What is the best wood for indoor shutters?
Basswood. Basswood has taken over the world as the best material for plantation shutters. Also, Basswood offers inimitable flexibility when it comes to designing and styling. Basswood shutters can be sanded, painted and stained to any color of choice.
What kind of wood do you use to make shutters?
Basswood is now the most popular wood for shutters, outpacing pine and poplar. These can be painted and stained, and are a light, flexible material that makes them good for a variety of designs. However, they’re not moisture resistant and they cost more than synthetic shutters.
How do you make wooden louvered shutters?
- Cut the Rails, Stiles, and Slats.
- Round Over Each Slat’s Long Edges.
- Cut the Mortises in the Stiles.
- Cut the Tenons in the Rails.
- Make a Louver Jig for Your Router.
- Cut the Grooves for the Louvers.
- Assemble the Louvers.
- Complete the Louver Assembly.
What is the difference between plantation shutters and traditional shutters?
Plantation shutters have wider louvers, ranging in width from 1 7/8 to 5 ½ inches. The louvers are either flat or elliptical in shape. Elliptical louvers are stronger than flat louvers and resist sagging. Traditional shutters have narrow wedge-shaped louvers that are only 1¼ inches wide.
How long do wooden shutters last?
Shutters can last anywhere from 10 to 20+ years, depending on what they are made of and how often they are used. Solid wood shutters are some of the most durable with faux wood shutters being a more economical but still durable alternative.
What is better wood or composite shutters?
Wood shutters are very strong and surprisingly lightweight, but if you’re looking for a nearly weather-proof set of shutters, composite is your best bet.
How thick should wood shutters be?
2.03 Structural Dimensions. Shutter stiles shall be a minimum of 2-5/8 inches wide by 1 3/8 inches thick. Top rails and midrails shall be a minimum of 2 3/8 inches wide by 1 5/16 inches thick.
How do you seal wood shutters?
Use an adhesive exterior caulking sealant to secure the cap to the top of the shutter and to weatherproof. Exterior wood shutters must be primed before they are painted. We recommend using an oil-based primer that is tinted as close to the final color as possible and using a spray system to apply.
Why do houses have fake shutters?
It’s that simple. If your shutters don’t shut, they are fake. Shutters were designed to cover your window for a multitude of reasons. They protect against storms or other inclement weather.
What are the different types of shutters?
- Traditional Shutters.
- Plantation Shutters.
- Louvered Shutters.
- Cafe Shutters.
- Board & Batten Shutters.
- French Door Shutters.
- Multi-Tier Shutters.
- Arched Shutters.