Shopping for Traditional shutters and Plantation shutters
for your house
ShutterLand understands that interior shutters
represent a substantial investment for your home. Our goal
is to provide you, the customer, with all of the information
necessary to successfully order window shutters. The ShutterLand
web site is designed to educate viewers about window shutters,
including style specifications and how to order. Those questions
which the web site does not address, we are prepared to answer
by telephone. All of our friendly representatives have extensive
experience with, and knowledge about, interior window shutters.
ShutterLand sells both the widely-popular Plantation Style
shutters and the hard-to-find Traditional Style shutters.
have 3 inch wide movable louvers. These versatile window treatments
have become popular in a variety of spaces. The Plantation
style works well with homes ranging from contemporary modern
to modest historical. They have grown in popularity and availability
since the early 1970s, especially with the Internet boom.
For more complete information about theses shutters go to
plantation style shutters.
(sometimes known as Colonial Style) have 1-1/4 inch wide movable
louvers. These shutters are commonly used indoor of colonial
style or historical homes, and they are well suited for cafe
type windows that use shutters only in the lower portion of
the window. In years past Traditional shutters were easily
found in local lumberyards and hardware supply stores. During
the last few decades many manufactures shifted focus to Plantation
shutters, which were growing in popularity, and neglected
the Traditional Style. Throughout the years, we have continued
to manufacture Traditional style shutters and since 1997 have
been selling them online. For more complete information about
theses shutters go to traditional
The Kind of Wood
We use a light-weight closed-grain hardwood called Basswood.
This wood is very straight and has a fine uniform texture
with an indistinct grain. Basswood machines well and is easy
to work. It screws and glues well and can be sanded and stained
to a smooth finish. It dries fairly rapidly with little distortion
or degrade. It has fairly high shrinkage but good dimensional
stability when dry.
There are no knots, veneers, or finger joints (these ultimately
show through the finish). What's beneath the paint or stain
ultimately determines how attractive your shutters will be
and how well they will perform over time.
The Basswood tree can be found from Quebec south to Delaware
and the Atlantic coast west to Eastern Kentucky. The average
height is 65 feet. Basswood is a renewable resource. Careful
forest management ensures tree harvesting is done responsibly,
balancing growth with removal. Each year the United States
grows about twice as much hardwood as it harvests.
Glued and doweled joints, nylon pivots, and glue coated tilt
bar staples are standard on all ShutterLand interior window
The Component Parts
STILE SIZE -
Plantation Style: 2-1/8" wide and 1-1/8" thick stiles.
Traditional Style: 3/4" thick and 1-1/2" wide stiles
(which may be trimmed to 1" wide).
LOUVER PROFILE - See either Traditional shutters or Plantation shutters for profiles.
RAIL SIZE - The width of the rails are balanced to the louver
spacing and to each other.
Plantation Style: Between 3-1/2" and 4-1/2" top
and bottom (which may be trimmed down 1" each)
Traditional Style: 3" top and bottom (which may be trimmed
to 2" each)
The Type of Installation
Shutters may be installed in a variety of ways. ShutterLand
provides suggestions on how to install shutters on the inside
of the window opening or outside of the window opening using
hang strips. See installation.
ShutterLand has a full warranty on our shutters. See warranty.