Wood Shutters

Traditional wood shutters for interior windows use movable louvers for light control and privacy.

Horizon traditional wood shutters are custom manufactured specifically for the window they are intended to occupy.

Production begins with the hand selection of premium quality kiln-dried American hardwood. Each length is meticulously inspected and considered straight, strong, and free of defects.

Solid indoor wood shutters are inspected at every step.

All components are milled to precise measurements. Stiles and rails are connected using time-tested resilient glue-and-dowel joinery. Authentic traditional louvers are evenly spaced on one inch centers using precision machinery to ensure smooth balanced rotation. The louvers pivot on grooved nylon bushings tensioned to reliably maintain any desired position. A vertical tilt bar unifies the louvers, connected with epoxy coated staples that will not detach.

Stained traditional shutters are crafted from basswood, a light grain uniform hardwood. Painted traditional shutters are fabricated from poplar, a straight stable hardwood. All traditional wood shutters are backed by a 10 year warranty on workmanship and moving parts. Paint finishes are accompanied by a 10 year warranty, and stains are warrantied for 2 years. Frame or hang strips, when required, are fabricated from the same material and finished at the same time.

Wood Interior Shutters

Custom interior wood shutters are sanded .

To achieve a more tailored fit in the window, hinges are mortised into the wood interior shutters and stiles are rabbeted where two panels meet. This diminishes opportunities for light to penetrate through the window into the room between the installed traditional shutters.

Fully assembled traditional shutters advance to the finishing department. All wood interior shutters are thoroughly sanded prior to being primed and painted or stained. Painted traditional shutters are then sealed, re-sanded, primed, sanded again, and covered with two satin-finish top coats. Stained traditional shutters are sprayed, hand rubbed, sealed, re-sanded, and protected with two clear top coats. Finished wood shutters are allowed to fully dry before further handling.

Finally, individual shutters are assembled into complete units with all hardware. Following a final inspection, traditional shutters are carefully packed into sturdy cartons for shipping.

We take great pride in manufacturing the finest quality custom-made wood interior shutters in the industry. Horizon traditional wood shutters are designed and constructed to be enjoyed for generations.

Product Reviews From Previous Customers:


It is hard to find, either in home improvement retail stores or on the internet, real traditional wood shutters. Horizon Shutters makes a quality product, at a lower cost than the big name companies on the internet. And the customer service is excellent and very friendly. I'm a very satisfied customer.

David L.

My husband installed our traditional shutters. They are better than expected! They fit perfectly and are finished like fine furniture! We are very pleased with the shutters, considering I found your web-site while surfing the net for wood interior shutters and "took a chance" on ordering. Excellent quality!

Carol M.

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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.