Window Shutters on a Budget

Written by Sarah Vande Krol

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Height: Up to 1" may be trimmed offrepparttar top andrepparttar 100050 bottom of each individual panel (a total of 2" per panel). 1.For a two tier unit (panels acrossrepparttar 100051 top and bottom), combine individual panel heights as required. Finishing A high-quality wood shutter panel can be painted or stained to a beautiful finish. Even ifrepparttar 100052 shutters arrive and seem fairly smooth, a light sanding is advised before beginningrepparttar 100053 finishing process. After sanding and brushing off any dust, primer and paint can be applied. Often a more smooth finish is achieved by sprayingrepparttar 100054 primer and paint, althoughrepparttar 100055 use of a high-quality brush can also result in a nice finish. When staining, followrepparttar 100056 instructions given byrepparttar 100057 stain manufacturer. The stain manufacturer may recommend applying a wood conditioner before staining in order to ensure even stain color penetration.

Once your shutters are finished and installed, you will have a high-quality product that will increaserepparttar 100058 value of your home at a fraction ofrepparttar 100059 cost of custom-made shutters.

Visit ShutterLand Interior Shutters provides solid wood interior window shutters sold as individual shutter panels. Interior window shutters come unfinished, ready to paint or stain. Plantation and traditional style shutters are manufactured direct in hundreds of sizes, sold at a discount, and shipped quickly nationwide.

How to Identify a Quality Interior Shutter

Written by Brian Wright

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4. Shutters are mortised for hinges Mortised hinges are important to achieve a tight fit within your window opening. Without a mortised panel, a gap appears onrepparttar hanging side that allows light to break betweenrepparttar 100049 shutter panel andrepparttar 100050 window jamb. It should not be necessary to mortiserepparttar 100051 window jamb.

5. Shutters are rabbeted stiles between panels Rabbeted stiles between shutter panels reduces light breaks between panels. A significant gap is created in between panels that are simply butted up against one another.

6. View a shutter sample The shutter company should be able to supply you with a finished sample shutter. This way you can viewrepparttar 100052 quality of construction and finish first-hand. It is beneficial for you also to holdrepparttar 100053 shutter inrepparttar 100054 window to visualize howrepparttar 100055 shutters will attach and look in your house.

7. Shutters should have quality finish A quality paint or stain finish is essential torepparttar 100056 overall satisfaction with your shutter purchase. A paint finish should be smooth, thick, and complete. You should be unable to feelrepparttar 100057 wood grain and it should show throughrepparttar 100058 paint. A stain finish should be even with a proper top protective coat.

8. Custom built for each individual window There are no standard windows. A proper custom shutter unit needs to be built for each individual window opening torepparttar 100059 1/16 inch. Any more will result in possible unnecessary gaps inrepparttar 100060 shutter unit. Do not assume that because two or more windows lookrepparttar 100061 same, that they arerepparttar 100062 same. Many times proper measuring will show that each window is unique.

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