15″ – 99″
Genuine wood shutters are an elegant treatment available in a variety of hardwood, including oak, maple, cherry, basswood, aspen, or poplar, and can be custom stained to match your home’s decor.
Unlike composite/poly shutters made of “faux wood”, plantation shutters made of real wood have a higher-end visual appeal because of the natural texture and grain found in the wood, making them the heavier and more expensive option. If you want real wood without breaking the bank, the lighter-weight basswood, aspen or poplar woods are less expensive than the darker woods including oak, maple, and cherry, and all of them look beautiful when custom stained.
Child & Pet Safe
Our raw lumber is sourced directly from North American sawmills practicing sustainable forest management. We process the green lumber in Grayling, Michigan which is known to be the the heart of basswood country. Rigid while lightweight, and bursting with rich distinctive grain patterns, basswood is the premier American hardwood used to construct our genuine wood shutters.
The green philosophy continues at the 3 Blind Mice Window Coverings wood processing plant. Recycled sawdust and wood shavings are used to generate the heat required to dry lumber and warm the facility.
Environmental conditions can affect wood, and that should be considered in your decision to purchase. One of the disadvantages to plantation shutters made of real wood is that they are more susceptible to cracking, sagging, and discoloration from the sun. This is why we would not recommend real wood shutters in a bathroom or other room that experiences high moisture content as this could accelerate the sagging and damage of the wood. We also would not recommend real wood shutters for windows that will be in constant direct sunlight and high heat as this could also cause warping and discoloration. If the shutters will be exposed to these kinds of elements, we recommend faux wood or composite shutters. If this is not an issue for you, real wood plantations shutters will last for many years in a beautiful condition.
Both exterior and interior shutters are energy efficient treatments and can prevent heat loss in the cold winter and reduce heat gain during hot summer weather. Shutters made from solid materials such as poly are the most effective at saving on energy costs.
Plantation shutters feature wider louvers that allow more light into the room and are usually hinged on the outside of the window frame and swing open to allow access to the window or to allow light in. Operable slats can be adjusted for light control, airflow, or privacy concerns. They are also available in multiple tiers allowing tilt control for half of the window to have the slats open while the other half remains closed, giving you even more control over light and privacy.
Uniquely shaped windows such as circular, oval, or arched windows add an elegant touch to your home’s décor that can be appreciated for providing great views from inside and “curb appeal” from outside. Our designers will provide you with a plethora of options to custom fit any size window and stained to match any home’s existing decor during the in-home consultation.
Sliding and French glass doors are very common in sunny California homes but usually come with a lack of privacy. Fear not, you can keep up with your modern and elegant decor by selecting a customized shutter for French doors and sliding glass doors.
Some of our shutters have eliminated the tilt bar while still giving you full tilt control. In addition to shutters, we provide a variety of cordless & child-friendly treatments as well as motorized window treatments that will eliminate hazardous pull cords from your home and give you one less thing to worry about!
Rectangular-shaped panel covering the entire window and can be installed using any frame style.
This classic style covers the bottom part of the window, allowing light to enter above while maintaining privacy.
BYPASS TRACK SYSTEM
Ideal for patio or closet doors, panels slide on a double track that can be attached to a frame or mounted directly to a window casing.
Top and bottom panels hang in the same window but operate separately, allowing the top to be opened for daylight while the bottom is closed for privacy.
ARCH OR ANGLE TOP PANELS
Whole window solutions that perfectly fit the rounded shape of full arch windows or angles of slanted windows.
Mounted to French doors, curved or rectangular cutout options can accommodate door knobs or handles.
Sunburst patterned louvers cover unique window silhouettes such as eyebrow, elongated, and elliptical arches.
Traditional style for smaller window and café height applications.
Most popular louver size provides versatile visibility and light control options.
With wide louvers, this option provides great visibility to the outside and is perfect for larger windows.
TRADITIONAL TILT BAR
Positioned in the center of the shutter for the classic shutter look.
HIDDEN REAR TILT
Discreetly positioned on the back of the panel allowing better view through.
Positioned on either the right or left side of the shutter for less interruption to the view.
Allows each section of louvers to move independently for maximum privacy control.
Schedule an in-home consultation with one of our Window Covering Experts to have us bring samples and discuss your custom shutter options right in your own home. We even offer shutters for arched windows and other unique shapes and glass doors to work with your needs. There is no obligation, and the consultation is free! Take advantage of our current window covering promotions by scheduling an appointment or calling us at 858-943-4540.
Many factors impact the lifespan of wood shutters, including environmental humidity and how you care for them. However, with proper installation and regular cleaning, you can expect your real wood shutters to last 10 to 20 years, or even longer. For some homeowners, this lifespan exceeds the time you own the home—and, as a bonus, plantation shutters are a unique selling point that can add to your home’s sale price.
Basswood, a type of hardwood grown in the northern United States, is the best wood for shutters. Basswood is lightweight yet durable and does not warp, something very important to ensure your shutters look and function great for many years. It has an exceptionally uniform texture and easily accepts stain to match every interior. Basswood is a renewable resource harvested at only half the rate it is grown, ensuring responsible forestation.
Fabric curtains have long been known for their ability to help block unwanted noise from outside your home, but wooden shutters are also the right choice. The wood used in the slats is suitable for sound absorption because of the small air spaces found naturally within the grain. These air spaces trap sound and stop it from coming into your home (or at least reduce the level). Another factor is the wood grain direction. Wood conducts sound along the grain, and since shutter slats are usually made with the wood grain running parallel to the window, this means that sounds from outside your home are coming at a perpendicular angle – allowing for maximum sound absorption and leaving you with a quiet, peaceful home.
|Custom stain and paint matching||High cost|
|Curb appeal||Not suited for high moisture areas|
|Timeless look||Larger windows need multiple panels|
Schedule a free consultation today and let our experts help you find the perfect solution.