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, partnered with WoodMart Shutters out of California, is proud to offer the artfully crafted 1 ¼” louver. Made from North American Basswood (other woods available) options include two different louver styles 1 ¼” standard cut with a bead or the 1 ¼” optional flat cut louver. With 40 years of experience, WoodMart mills, planes, sand, and finishes each shutter with care and precision that is truly unique and stands apart.
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.