What is a Colonial Shutter?
The terms “colonial” or “traditional” refer to two unique and specific construction elements of a shutter. The first identifying mark of a colonial shutter is the louver size.
Cleveland Shutters, is proud to offer the artfully crafted 1 ¼” louver. Made from North American Basswood (other woods available).
The other trademark of a colonial shutter is the stile width and thickness. Dramatically different from the thicker construction of plantation shutters that feature a 2” – 2 ½” wide x 1 1/8” thick stile, traditional shutters are crafted to be only ¾” wide by ¾” thick allowing the panels to stack tightly against each other taking up very little wall space.
Taking you back to the front porches of Williamsburg, the design of our custom-made Colonial Shutters will give any room a warm and inviting feel. Custom options include; flush or dropped rails and different types of beading on the front of the stile. Color options include; clear coat, unfinished, painted, or stained let us create the perfect look and finish you desire.
The concept is simple, a plantation shutter allows you to get all of your light and view by simply tilting the large louvers and very rarely opening up the large panels. The idea behind a Colonial shutter is to get all of your light and view by being able to fold back thin intricate panels against the wall, exposing the entire window or opening.