Cafe Type - A shutter unit that only covers
the lower portion of a window.
Custom (Custom Made) - A shutter unit that
is made specifically for an individual window opening.
Divider Rail - A horizontal bar that creates
top and bottom louver sections. It looks like the top or bottom
rail and allows the sections to rotate independently. A divider
rail is included on traditional
shutter panels 40 inches or more in height. Divider rails
are not included on traditional panels under 40 inches, and
Double Tier - A shutter unit that has one
set of shutters on the top and one on the bottom. Each set
of shutters opens independently of the other. A double tier
is achieved by ordering two panels to make up the total height
of the window.
Finish - Paint or Stain. Unfinished is without
paint or stain. All ShutterLand shutters are sold as unfinished
Hanging Hinge - A hinge that connects a
shutter panel to the window jamb or hanging strip.
Hang (or Hanging) Strip - A strip that extends
the length of the shutter unit hinged to the outside panel.
The strip is screwed to the wall or window jamb. Order hanging
strips on either the traditional
or plantation shutter
pages, and view how to use hang strips on the installation
Hardware - References hinges, hooks and
knobs, and magnetic catches. See Hardware.
Hinge - A two-leaf device that connects
a shutter to the mounting surface or joins two shutters together.
Interpanel Hinge - A hinge that connects two
Louver - Movable horizontal slats contained
within a shutter panel. Traditional louvers are 1-1/4 inches
and plantation louvers are 3 inches.
Mortise - A rectangular cavity in shutter
stile for inserting a hinge - allowing a tighter fit to the
side of the window or hang strip.
Non-mortise hinge - A hinge that is thin
enough not to require a mortise. Non-mortise hinges are sold
on the traditional shutters
Panel - A single shutter. Most shutter units
consist of more than one shutter panel.
Plantation - See plantation
Rabbet - A cut or groove along the edge
of a stile between panels that allows them to form a joint
to reduce light penetration. ShutterLand shutters may be rabbeted,
but are not sold with a rabbet.
Rail - Horizontal bar at the top, bottom,
or across the center (divider rail).
Shutter - A panel consisting of two side
stiles, a top and a bottom rail, and louvers in between.
Stile - Vertical bar found along either
side of a shutter panel.
Style - Plantation shutters or Traditional
Tilt Bar - The vertical bar used for adjusting
the louver position.
Traditional - See traditional
Unit (shutter unit) - Shutter panels and
other necessary components (hanging strips, hardware, etc.)
that work together to fit a window opening.