Are you confused about all the different materials and types of wooden plantation DIY shutters available for self-fit assembly?
You don’t need to worry, on my website I have selected the best-suited materials for you. The two most popular products are the Standard and Standard Plus which are made of MDF and Hardwood.
In America and the UK, 75% of plantation shutter sales are MDF. This is why our ‘Standard’ shutter (MDF) forms one of our best selling products online. It’s cheap yet looks great and can be fitted on most windows, you will find it hard to tell the difference.
In the past, plantation shutters have been made from Hemlock, Cedar and Poplar (Tulipwood). Currently, the best plantation shutters are made from White Teak (Elite Plus). Elite plus shutters give you a choice of both stained and painted options. White Teak plantation shutters are very attractive as they boast a lovely grain structure which some other materials lack.
Standard plus is also a very popular option for both DIY and our fitted customers, it has a simple stile design, made from Basswood so it’s lightweight and strong. If you’re looking for a simple wooden white shutter, then choose the Standard Plus.
I also offer a waterproof shutter know as ABS, these have a wooden core and is then coated in ABS plastic. They are very hardwearing plastic shutters and are ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, utility rooms, playrooms, hotels or sea-front properties, or anywhere that they may be infrequent use or need to be easily cleaned.
My advice and checklist when looking around for do it yourself shutters:
- Look for a shutter with frames for a neat finish.
- Make sure it’s durable and hardwearing.
- Check for engineered stiles for strength.