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