Interior stock shutters are an alternative to ready-to-install custom-made shutters. They are sold as standard-size individual unfinished shutter panels in set sizes.
Stock shutters are assembled using the same wood and construction technique as our custom products. Components are milled from solid lengths of hand-selected kiln-dried basswood. Joints between stiles and rails are glued and doweled for strength. Movable louvers are tensioned to remain in the desired location.
Both traditional shutters and plantation shutters are available. Traditional shutters are 3/4 inch thick using narrow 1-1/4 inch louvers. Plantation shutters are 1-1/8 inch thick using a 3 inch louver. Each style is sold in 1/4 inch increments in width and 1 inch increments in height. Stock shutters are constructed with slightly larger than standard stiles and rails so they can be trimmed.
Stock shutters can only be ordered unfinished, and arrive fully sanded ready to prime and paint or stain. They can not be purchased painted or stained like our custom shutters.
Stock shutters are less expensive than custom built shutters, and homeowners can save money purchasing standard size DIY shutters. After receipt, the shutters may require trimming to achieve the necessary size for all panels to fit properly. Paint or stain the shutters to provide protection and to blend with existing decor. Finally, attach hinges to install the shutters within the window opening. This savings can be significant, but considerable time may be necessary to complete the project.
Standard size DIY shutters are also constructed quickly. Most orders are manufactured in about two weeks. We then ship from our manufacturing facility to your door. These panels usually ship within three working days.
- measuring workbook
- color charts
- sample shutter
A shutter unit that only covers the lower portion of a window.
A shutter unit that is made specifically for an individual window opening.
A horizontal bar that creates top and bottom louver sections, allowing the sections to rotate independently.
A shutter unit that has one set of shutters on the top and one on the bottom.
Ornamental wood attached to the wall to the outside of the window opening. Generally used to give the window a finished appearance.
Paint or stain.
Used for mounting custom shutter units to the outside of a window opening and can have either 2, 3, or 4 sides.
A vertical strip that extends the length of the shutter unit hinged to the outside stile of a shutter panel. Generally used for cafe type shutter units.
Measurement top to bottom of the window opening according to our measuring instructions. Or, the desired panel height for café type shutters.
A two-leaf device that connects a shutter to the mounting surface or joins two shutters together.
Movable horizontal slats contained within a shutter panel.
A rectangular cavity in shutter stile for inserting a hinge – allowing a tighter fit to the side of the window or frame.
A single shutter. Most shutter units consist of more than one shutter panel.
A cut or groove along the edge of a stile between panels that allows them to form a joint to reduce light penetration.
Horizontal bar at the top, bottom, or across the center (divider rail).
A shutter unit that has one set of shutters from top to bottom.
A window is considered square if the difference between the largest measurement and the smallest is no larger than 3/16 inches and the difference between the diagonal measurements is less than 3/16 inches.
Vertical bar found along either side of a shutter panel.
Traditional or Plantation.
The number of shutter panels from top to bottom. See single tier and double tier.
Vertical bar used for adjusting the louver position.
Shutter panels and other necessary components (frames, hardware, etc.)
that work together to fit a window opening.
Area just beyond the window opening if there is no existing trim.
Measurement side to side of the window opening according to our measuring instructions.
Vertical sides of the window opening. This area will be used to attach a shutter unit using either the INJ or INH installation methods.