How Our Custom Shutters in Beaumont California Are Made
Wood shutters are manufactured using solid basswood, not finger-jointed, edge-glued, or pressed MDF. Basswood is a hardwood which is commonly used for shutters as it can be sanded to a smooth finish and is resistant to warping.
Every order is custom-made to various specifications. The components are sanded prior to being primed and then cut to size and assembled using precision tools and equipment. Each panel is hand sanded prior to applying multiple coats of a low VOC lacquer based paint. Lacquer based paint provides a richer and smoother finish and won’t yellow or fade.
For staining, the panels are dipped in our stain tank to ensure even coverage, and then hand wiped with cloths. This ensures even absorption and coverage for a beautiful look.
Shutters can be painted or stained to match any color of your choice. As the basswood is a light wood, the panels can be built to 36” in width and don’t require divider rails.
The PVC components that we use are made from a solid microcellular product, with no recycled material. The material is fire retardant, water resistant, and energy efficient. We do not use any material that is hollow vinyl or pressed wood wrapped in poly.
The stiles are reinforced using aluminum tubing to provide added durability. Aluminum reinforced louvers are used for widths exceeding 24”, up to 36” to prevent sagging.
The components are cut to size and assembled in a similar fashion as the wood shutters. The difference is in the finishing process. The poly material does not require sanding and a special polyurethane paint is used for the finish. The color choices are limited to white and Swiss coffee.