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Wood Raised Panel Shutters

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Premium wood raised panel shutters integrate a solid elevated composite section contained by the vertical stiles and horizontal rails. This distinct style was historically utilized on northern Colonial homes that required a solid defense against harsh weather and potential intruders. However, the simplicity of raised panel shutters lends itself to use on almost every style of home in the United States. Wood raised panel exterior shutters are also among the easiest to maintain, with fewer crevices to attract debris and a more solid surface to easily sand and paint.


Measure for exterior shutters.

Measure

Learn the best way to measure for premium wood shutters with step-by-step written instruction and supporting video. We guide you through the measuring process and help to determine the best method for installation of stationary and functional exterior redwood, mahogany, or cedar shutters.

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Manufacture time for exterior shutters.

Production

ShutterLand solid premium wood exterior shutters currently require approximately 4 weeks to manufacture. The production period may vary, depending on a number of factors. We do not guarantee production or shipping times.

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Delivery and shipping of exterior shutters.

Delivery

Shipping is FREE for most shutters. We ship all wood exterior shutters from our manufacturing facility in Alabama. We generally ship using FedEx Ground, resulting in a shipping period under one week.

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Specifications

Dimensions

Width

10 – 32″ in ¼″ increments (W)

Height

15 – 108″ in ¼″ increments (H)

Side Stiles

2 ⅛″ wide (S)
1 ½″ thick (T)

Top Rail

3″ height (TR)
*Larger height on request
1 ½″ thick (T)

Divider Rail

3″ height (DR)
*Larger height on request
1 ½″ thick (T)
Optional
Required over 70″
Division Point Location (DP):
Bottom of shutter to center of divider

Bottom Rail

3” height (BR)
*Larger height on request
1 ½″ thick (T)

Raised Panel

Extira Exterior Grade MDF
⅝” thick raised panel (RP)
¼″ thick outside edge (OE)
1 ⅜” wide beveled edge @ 11° (BE)
Flat on back of shutter

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Exterior wood raised panel shutters dimensions.

Details

Material Kiln dried California Redwood
Kiln dried Western Red Cedar
Kiln dried African Mahogany
Finish & Colors Standard paint (9 colors)

Custom color ($100 match)

Primed only
Unfinished
Options

Second divider rail
Shape cutout
Arch top left
Arch top right

Assembly

All solid components
Joints secured with:
2 ½” wood dowels
Polyurethane exterior glue
& 3 ½” threaded screws

Production Time

Approximately 4 weeks

Warranty Limited lifetime
Measure for Stationary shutters
for Functional shutters
Install Stationary shutters
Functional shutters

Pictures

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Construction of Wood Raised Panel Shutters

ShutterLand offers raised panel shutters in three premium woods – California Redwood, Western Red Cedar and African Mahogany. Lumber is harvested from sustainably managed forests and carefully selected for straight lengths with minimal blemishes. All wood is thoroughly kiln dried before construction begins. The shutters are assembled from all solid components, which are never finger-jointed. The intersection between the stiles and rails are secured with 2 ½” wood dowels, exterior glue and 3 ½” threaded screws for superior durability.

The inside panel portion of this shutter style is crafted from a composite material manufactured to be especially durable in outdoor applications with high moisture content. We use composite for the inside panels because can be manufactured as one solid piece to maintain form over time.

Wood Raised Panel Shutter Colors

Solid panel shutters can be ordered unfinished, primed, or factory painted. Raised panel shutters cannot be stained because the composite paneled sections are unable to absorb stain. Solid raised panel shutters are much easier to sand and paint than louvered shutters.

We recommend priming with a solvent-based primer (not water based) because it bonds better with the composite material in the raised panel portion of the shutter. After priming, sand once more with 220-grit sandpaper, then remove all dust with a tack cloth. Once the surface is clean, two coats of a water- or oil-based quality exterior paint will ensure the shutters are ready for exterior use.

ShutterLand also offers factory priming and painting so your shutters are ready to install upon receipt. We use Insl-x Corotech oil based primer in a medium gray color for thorough coverage, ready to accept any paint color.

 

If painted shutters are specified, we then spray two coats of PPG Break-Through paint for thorough coverage in any color desired. Our nine standard paint colors are Black, White, Black Forest Green, Chrome Green, Tudor Brown, Charcoal Slate, Cottage Red, Country Redwood and Hamilton Blue. If you have a specific paint color you wish to match, we can custom mix paint based on the manufacturer and paint color specified for an additional $100.

Options for Wood Raised Panel Shutters

While many of the dimensions of wood raised panel shutters are standard, homeowners can customize the width and height of the shutter to the closest ¼ inch. Top rail and bottom rail can be ordered larger than the standard 3” height if desired. A divider rail is optional for shutters under 70” and can be specified anywhere on the shutter by providing the location from the bottom of the shutter to the center of the divider. A second divider rail can also be incorporated for a small fee.

Unique cut outs can be used with raised panel exterior shutters to really personalize the home. Any shape can be provided to create a cut out, which is typically located in the top portion of a raised panel shutter. Some of the most popular categories include:

Trees – palm tree for tropical locations or evergreen for wooded cabins
Ocean– seahorse; turtle; starfish; sailboat; anchor
Plant – tulip; clover; pineapple acorn
Ornamental – fleur-de-lis; candlestick; heart; Swiss cross; crescent moon; diamond; windmill; star; horseshoe
Animal – squirrel; dog; horse; dove; butterfly

Raised panel shutters are flat on the back, but they are still often installed as functional units since the back side is infrequently visible. It is necessary to obtain appropriate hardware if shutters are to be operable; this includes hinges, shutter dogs and tie backs. The supplier can assist with selecting the correct shutter hardware for each unique installation.

We want you to make an informed decision before ordering your quality exterior shutters. If you need any assistance determining the custom sizes, finishes and options for your wood raised panel shutters, ShutterLand is happy to help. After ordering, custom raised panel wood shutters are typically manufactured in 4 weeks, then shipped directly to your home. We are confident you will be satisfied with the beauty and longevity of ShutterLand raised panel shutters.


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Testimonials

Lori W.

We are very pleased with the fast service and quality of product; we have had many compliments on our raised panel shutters and are happy to recommend ShutterLand, not only for service and quality but for GREAT PRICES!

Lani C.

We are loving your shutters installed on our historic home in Charleston, SC. BAR approved and looking good! We will order another set for a second house soon!!