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A Glossary of Shutter Options

Paneled Shutter Options

Traditional Raised Panel

Our standard panel. The raise curves gently and smoothly into a flat raised area. On the reverse side, it is a simple raised panel.

No added cost

A line drawing of the traditional profile
Traditional raised panel with traditional trim

Simple Raised Panel

The reverse side of our traditional raised panel . Instead of a gentle curve, it angles up to a corner for a more striking look.

No added cost

A line drawing of the simple raised panel profile
Simple raised panel without trim

Flat Panel

The most basic panel design possible, flat panels. A utilitarian focus on simplicity creates a cleanliness of form. The flat panel has the same profile on both sides when it does not have trim. If the shutter does have trim, a flat panel has a Simplle raised panel on the reverse.

No added cost

A line drawing of the flat panel profile
Flat panel without trim

V-Groove Panel

A V-groove panel evokes the look of a panel composed of multiple vertical planks. The V-groove panel is a flat panel with vertical grooves on the front side. The grooves are spaced under 2 1/2" apart.

$90.75 per pair

A line drawing of the flat panel with v-groove profile
V-groove glat panel without trim

Traditional Trim

Our standard trim is a classical Ogee shape, 7/8" wide, and is the most visually striking trim we offer. Trim frames the panel on the front side only.

No added cost

A line drawing of Traditional Ogee trim
Traditional Ogee trim

Quarter Round Trim

Smaller and simpler then our traditional trim, our Quarter round trim is a 3/8" quarter circle, which adds less ornamentation then the standard trim while still framing the panel on the front side.

No added cost

A line drawing of Quarter Round Trim
Flat Panel with Quarter Round Trim

Cutout

A design cut into the panel of a shutter can give a shutter personality at a glance. We offer a variety of cutout designs, but if you're looking for something specific, call and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

$72.60 per pair.

A representative of a fleur-de-lis cutout.

Louvered Shutter Options

Standard 1 3/8" Louvers

Our standard louvers, they evoke the size and look of louvers common in colonial America. These louvers measure 1 3/8" wide, are set at a 45 degree angle, and are spaced 1", center to center.

No added cost

A line drawing of standard 1 3/8 inch louvers
1 3/8 inch louvers

1 3/4" Louvers

Our middle sized louvers are typical of more southerly homes, as their 1 3/4" width and 60 degree angle will turn away more light and heat then smaller louvers. They are set at 1 3/8 inches, center to center.

$90.75 One Time Setup Charge

A line drawing of standard 1 3/4 inch louvers
1 3/4 inch louvers

Wide Blade 2" Louvers

The largest louvers we offer are 2 inches wide, set at a 60 degree angle on 1 1/2" centers. The large blades are typical of Caribean islands, where keeping the hot sun controlled was a priority.

$90.75 One Time Setup Charge

A line drawing of standard 2 inch louvers
2 inch louvers

Flat Blade Louvers with Trim

An uncommon, but unmistakable look. These louvers are 1 3/4" wide, set at 1 3/8 center to center. On the front side, they come flush to the face of the stiles with a flat front. Half round trim surrounds the louvers and keeps them locked in the shutter.

$90.75 One Time Setup Charge

$121.00 per pair

A line drawing of Flat Blade Louvers
Flat Blade Louvers

False Tilt Rods

While our louvers are fixed, and can not be adjusted, false tilt rods give the appearance of louvers that are fully adjustable. The vertical rod linking all the louvers would shift up and down on operable louvered shutters to adjust, and false tilt rods add this prominent detail to our shutters.

$21.78 per pair

False Tilt Rods

Mouse Holes

Mouse holes are a companion option to false tilt rods. On operable louvered shutters, the mouse holes serve as a resting place for the tilt rods. This minor detail helps bring the illusion of fully operable louvered shutters to life.

$18.15 per pair

Mouse Holes

Panel or Louver Shutter Options

Center Stile

Most commonly found on extra wide shutters use in Carribean islands, a vertical center stile is also known as Bahama Style. It functionally divides a shutter into two halfs, and adds significant reinforcement to a shutter, making large widths more durable.

$175.45 per pair

Vertical Center Stile

Inner Stile Beading

A single bead running along the inside of a stile, where it joins with the rails, panels or louvers. It is a purely visual option, adding detail to the profile of your shutters.

$90.75 per pair

Inner Stile Beading

Outer Stile Beading

Outer stile beading, similarly to inner stile beading, is a purely visual options, running vertically down the outermost edges of a shutters stiles. Typically, this is done only on the front side of the shutter, but is available front and back by special order.

$24.20 per pair

Outer Stile Beading

Overlap Rabbetting

A rabbet is meant to prevent any light from bleeding through the gap between a pair of shutters when they're closed. This simple 3/8" rabbet is taken out of each shutter, creating an overlap when the shutters are closed to keep light or air from leaking through.

$24.20 per pair

Overlap Rabbetting

Beaded Overlap Rabbetting

Beaded rabbetting combines the visual flair of an outer stile bead with the function of overlap rabbetting.

$48.40 per pair

Beaded Overlap Rabbetting

Full Archtop

Whether true circle, eyebrow or gothic, a full archtop gives an unmistakable look and authenticity. An archtop shutter is defined by the pair width, pair height, and the height of the short side. The bottom of the top rail on a full archtop is also an arch, so the louvers or panels will extend up into the curve, matching the profile.

$242.00 per pair

Line Drawing of a Full Archtop Shutter
Full Archtop

Solid Archtop

More economical then a full archtop, a solid archtop has an arched top profile, but is rectangular at the bottom of the rail. This less ornate option is simpler to assemble and thus more affordable. Like any archtop, a Solid archtop is defined by it's tall and short sides, as well as the pair width.

$60.50 per pair

Line drawing of a Solid Archtop Shutter
Solid Archtop

Board and Batten Shutter Options

Standard Duty Board and Batten

Board and batten shutters were the most common form of shutters encountered in rural area. Simple and sturdy, rugged simplicity was the top concern. Our Board and batten shutters have 1" thick boards and 1" thick battens. The width of the boards varies with pair width, to a maximum of 3 5/16 inches./p>

No added cost

Line drawing of Standard Duty Board and Batten
Standard Duty Board and Batten

Heavy-Duty Board and Batten

For the most challenging conditions, the heaviest shutters were needed. Our Heavy Duty Board and Batten are 1 1/4" thick boards with equally thick battens, going up to a maximum board width of 5 1/2". Heartier shutters are not to be found.

$36.30 per pair

Line drawing of Heavy Duty Board and Batten
Heavy Duty Board and Batten

Z-Bracing

A diagnol brace running from the upper outside corner to the lower inside corner adds a noticable visual detail while service an important structural purpose. A Z-brace transfers force from the outermost boards inward, closer to the hinges. This helps fight sagging and board seperation that can happen over time due to the shutter's own weight.

$36.30 per pair 36.30

Z-Bracing

Board and Batten Archtop

We can make Board and Batten shutters with curved tops, to match arched windows. As with any Archtop, it's shape is defined by the short and tall sides and pair width.

$84.70 per pair

Board and Batten Archtop