If your researching wooden shutters here are some questions and tips that might help. Wood shutters are a popular window dressing in the UK, they help enhance your home, adding style and privacy at the same time.
Choosing the right design and product is important, shutters can be opened and folded back around the wall, but most customers keep their shutters shut and only adjust the slats to let the light in and out. This is why it’s important to match the design of the shutter to the layout of the window.
Wooden shutters are usually strong, but light this can be an advantage on large doors or windows, especially when choosing between
MDF or wood.
Wood Stains Shutters that are made from wood can be stained, so if you’re looking to match furniture or wooden floors you would need to look for a shutter that can be stained. Some shutters can have custom stains, others have a standard range of stains you can choose from. Some woods stain better than others, so try and ask for a sample before ordering.
If you do have a stained shutter, remember you will not get as much light coming into your room than a white or light coloured shutter. Character Wooden shutters can add character to a room and make it feel cosy and warm
Some wooden shutters are certified, if this is important to you, then make sure you look out for the correct certification. White teak shutters from scraft are certified. Grain The grain found in different woods will add to the look of the shutter.
Types of wood
Shutters can be made from, White Teak, Basswood, Paulownia, Poplar or Elm, each has there own features and benefits.