USA: Interior Shutters: Interior Shutter Manufacturers
ABOUT INTERIOR SHUTTERS
Traditional interior shutters were made of solid panels, which folded back into a recess each side of the window. These have now been superseded by louvered interior shutters, also known as plantation shutters. These have the advantage that, when closed, the louvers can be easily adjusted to vary the amount of light and the degree of privacy. Louver shutters are available in wood or vinyl, in a wide range of slat sizes, and in various stained or colored finishes. Interior shutters may be obtained in standard sizes, or custom made to precise sizes specified by the customer.
The leading manufacturers, described below, have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects, including online catalogs, colours and materials.
LEADING USA MANUFACTURERS
Kestrel. Kestrel, based in Stowe, Pennsylvania, has been manufacturing interior and exterior shutters and doors since 1989. Their wood shutters, closet doors, and folding screen room dividers are made to order in the factory in Stowe. They are made from hardwood, joined with deep pocket mortise and tenon joints, which are pegged for greater durability. Product categories in the Kestrel website include: Exterior Shutters, Interior Shutters, Closet Doors, Louvered Doors, Board & Batten Shutters, Folding Screens, Plantation Shutters, Bifold Doors and Sliding Closet Doors.
Custom Shutters. Plantation Shutters, based at Sulphur Springs, Texas, is a Christian family-run company which manufactures custom plantation shutters and sells them direct from the factory. The shutters are made from premium grade North American Basswood, which resists movement or cracking. The website has an online price estimator, and a form for obtaining firm quotes. Standard designs of plantation shutter are available with 2-1/2 inch louvers, in cafe style, double hung, or full length, and finished in Pure White or Golden Oak, or unfinished.
Shutterland. Shutterland is a leading manufacturer of interior wood shutters. The Shutterland website has sections on interior and exterior wood window shutters, and on shutter hardware. Shutterland shutter panels are made from solid Northern Basswood. Plantation shutters are sold as individual unfinished movable louver panels in two styles - Traditional and Plantation. Traditional Shutters have narrow 1.25 inch movable louvers; Plantation Shutters have wide 3 inch movable louvers. All shutters are sold unfinished, for the customer to stain or paint.
Horizon. Horizon is a leading supplier of window shutters. The Horizon website contains sections on traditional style window shutters, plantation style shutters, construction, finishes, prices, measuring, installation of shutters, ordering, warranties and delivery. Horizon shutters are made from North American Basswood. All louvers, stiles, rails, and tilt bars are made from a single solid piece, without finger-joints which may show through the finish. Plantation Shutters are available in nine stain colors, and thirteen paint colors.
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