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Custom Wood Shutters

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.

Product Overview

Custom Wood Shutters in San Diego, Orange County, Sacramento, Fresno

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

Perfect Fit

Timeless Look

  • Horizontal


15″ – 99″

11″ – 38″


  • High



  • A three-step drying process and a strict adherence to quality standards guarantee the straightest possible wood components.
  • 3 Blind Mice craftsmen skillfully apply vibrant stains and environmentally-friendly water-based paint finishes for a stunning look.
  • Color palette overlaps with our blinds collection for whole-home coordination.
  • Our wood components are carefully constructed with the highest degree of quality and attention to detail.



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.


High humidity rooms?

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.


Are wood shutters energy efficient? 

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.


Control the amount of light that enters a room and enjoy privacy when you want it.

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.


Plethora of options to custom fit any size window.

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.


French door shutters let you take control of natural light.

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.


No dangling cords or strings means shutters are an excellent choice for families with pets or small children.

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!

Wood Shutter Product Options

Meticulously handcrafted composite shutters  will add a timeless warmth and create a dramatic statement to your home for years to come.


Choose from a range of shutter styles, easily customizable based on your privacy needs and size of your windows or doors.


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.


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.


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.


With three sizes to choose from, window size along with the outside views will help you decide which louver width is the best choice for your shutters.


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.

Control Options

Choose from a range of shutter styles, easily customizable based on your privacy needs and size of your windows or doors.


Positioned in the center of the shutter for the classic shutter look.



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.


Faux wood shutters are generally less expensive than real wood shutters, and they are more durable and resistant to moisture. However, they may not have the same authenticity and warmth as real wood shutters.

Yes, faux wood shutters are ideal for high-humidity areas such as bathrooms and kitchens because they are moisture-resistant and will not warp or crack.

The benefits of choosing faux wood shutters over real wood shutters include affordability, durability, and moisture resistance. Faux wood shutters also require less maintenance and are easier to clean than real wood shutters. Additionally, they are an eco-friendly option as they are made from recycled materials. The ease of maintenance or moisture resistance makes them perfect choices for kitchens and bathrooms.

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.

If you love the warm, glowing look of sunlight illuminating real wood, then true wood shutters are hard to beat. While there are some very good faux wood shutters on the market, nothing provides the classic and enduring beauty of true hardwood. Wood shutters are not a good fit for every room in the home. The wood is susceptible to warping and cracking with excessive humidity, so vinyl shutters are a better choice for bathrooms, laundry rooms, and kitchens. Unlike wood shutters, composite shutters can be installed in high-humidity rooms like bathrooms and kitchens without fear of warping. They are available in a wide array of colors to match any décor and can be anywhere from 30-60% cheaper than real wood shutters, making them the more affordable option.

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

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