Pine raised panel shutters are an extremely versatile and practical installation on almost any style of home – Colonial, modern, farmhouse, ranch. For homeowners looking for the most economical alternative to premium wood shutters, Southern Yellow Pine is a great choice. ShutterLand manufactures outdoor pine raised panel shutters in thousands of size and design options to best match the window. Pine shutters are built for durability, but do have a shorter life expectancy because the wood lacks the weather resistant properties of other premium varieties.
10 – 32″ in ¼″ increments (W)
15 – 108″ in ¼″ increments (H)
2 ⅛″ wide (S)
3″ height (TR)
3″ height (DR)
3” height (BR)
Extira Exterior Grade MDF
|Material|| Kiln dried Southern Yellow Pine|
|Finish & Colors|
All solid components
Approximately 5 weeks
|Warranty|| Limited lifetime|
|Measure|| for Stationary shutters |
for Functional shutters
|Install|| Stationary shutters |
These affordable raised panel shutters are composed of solid Southern Yellow Pine stiles and rails assembled with an elevated composite section in the center. Southern Yellow Pine is sustainably grown in southeastern forests in the United States and has a beautiful golden color and a unique wood grain pattern. ShutterLand only uses high quality hand-selected Pine, which allows a very limited number of surface checks and is 99% knot free. The wood is kiln-dried to minimize moisture and then milled into straight lengths for outdoor shutter production.
Pine shutters are 1” thick and made to order based on width and height specifications in 1/4” increments. Most component specifications are standard, although rail sizes may be requested larger than the shown baseline dimensions. A divider rail is optional for shutters under 70”, and the location can be centered or placed in any desired location.
Central composite raised panels maximize the life of pine shutters. Panels made from wood are likely to expand and contract, causing gaps in the finish, which are unsightly and lead to moisture penetration. The beveled edge on the front of the raised panel area provides the visual interest common in this style of shutter. The back of the raised panel area is flat, a feature to keep in mind if the shutters are intended to be functional.
Pine raised panel shutters are custom made for each order and can be shipped unfinished, primed or painted as desired.
While the natural color and wood grain of pine is beautiful, they must be adequately finished for use outside so moisture does not decay the wood. If unfinished shutters are ordered, they may require a light sanding before priming and applying at least two coats of exterior paint. Raised panel pine shutters cannot be stained because the composite raised panel portion will not absorb the finish, nor does it have wood grain to match the rails and stiles.
Some house painters prefer for the shutters to be finished on site, and only receive primed shutters. We use a PPG Seal Grip acrylic universal primer/sealer in a medium gray color for exterior pine shutters. We recommend sanding with 220 grit sandpaper and wiping the dust clear before painting with two coats of quality exterior paint with a sprayer for the most even coverage.
The most turnkey option is for ShutterLand to factory paint the exterior shutters. After priming and sanding smooth, the shutters are professionally sprayed with two coats of PPG Break-Through paint. The paint is a highly durable water-borne exterior acrylic paint that results in a smooth satin finish. We offer nine standard paint colors in the most popular shutter hues. If another color is necessary, we can mix paint to match for a one-time charge of $100.
Pine raised panel shutters can be installed as fixed units on a building or as functional shutters. However, keep in mind that since the back of the shutters don’t have the raised panel detail, they will not look as authentic in a closed position.
Whether fixed or movable, shutter hardware can be utilized to add architectural interest to the shutters on the house. Hinges are necessary if shutters are to be functional. Shutter dogs in unique designs are positioned to keep operable exterior shutters in an open position, and are often used for visual interest even if the panels are stationary. ShutterLand focuses on manufacturing shutters, so we do not supply shutter hardware, but recommend House of Antique Hardware for their expertise and quality products.
Solid panel shutters provide a perfect surface to customize with cutouts if desired. ShutterLand can offer from a wide variety of shapes to reflect the location of a home or personal interests of a homeowner. We can incorporate simple symbols like the fleur-de-lis or diamond shape, more complex designs like specific trees or boats, or even custom cut out designs to provide a personal touch. The option is not available online, but can be specified by calling ShutterLand after placing an order.
The addition of shutter tails is another accessory available when ordering customized raised panel pine shutters from ShutterLand. Shutter tails are side stiles that extend past the bottom rail of the shutter to provide ornamentation that is unique to the New England region. The typical length of shutter tails is 2”, but they can extend up to 4” on request for a small fee.