Oak is a heavy wood which makes very heavy window hardwood shutters. Oak interior shutters add much weight to
window jambs and screws require pre-drilling. Oak wood shutters are not suitable for painting and Oak shutter louvers
tend to warp.
Maple is also a heavy wood and produces interior shutters that are very heavy. Maple shutters add much weight to
window jambs and screws require pre-drilling. Maple hardwood louvers are hard to tension uniformly.
Poplar window shutters mill and paints well. Mineral streaks and a green color make Poplar wood unsuitable for staining.
Poplar is moderately heavy for shutters. Poplar is widely available, and less costly. Poplar is best used for millwork and trim
that is nailed in place rather than shutters. Popular produces a lesser quality wood shutter.
Cedar shutters mill and finish nicely. However, color varies greatly for staining. Cedar is soft and can dent and scratch
easily. Tilt bar staples do not hold well.
Cedar wood shutters work wonderfully for exterior shutters. The outstanding durability and resistance to decay of incense
cedar makes it ideal for exterior use where moisture is present. This wood gives long service with little maintenance in
such as mud sills, window sashes, sheathing under stucco or brick veneer construction, greenhouse benches, fencing,
poles, trellises, and shutters. Incense cedar is also used extensively for exterior siding because it is dimensionally stable
and holds paint well, in addition to being durable. Oh, yes, and bugs hate it!
Palm Beach™ polysatin shutters, made of specially formulated ultraviolet resistant poly-satin compounds, are guaranteed
never to warp, fade, chip or peel, regardless of high heat or other extreme climate conditions. Offered in today's most
popular whites, off-whites and white-silks, these shutters are designed for quick installation and easy care.