- Louvers are 3-1/2” wide x 3/8” thick
- Beaded stile is 2” wide x 1” thick
- 3” spacing between louvers
- Top rail, bottom rail, and lock rail are 3/4” thick
- Tilt control arm is 3/8” wide x 1/2” tall
- Standard is fabricated from Basswood
These shutters are fabricated with a 3-1/2 inch wide louver. The large louver spacing allows for easy visibility when the louvers are open.
Americana DeVenco manufactures new shutters to your exact specifications for your application. We can finish in the color you choose (or raw for you to finish) and all shutters ship pre-hinged and ready to install. You should expect your Americana DeVenco shutters to last into the next generation with little maintenance.
The Caribbean shutters you buy today will be enjoyed for years to come. Whether you have a home of period significance, a new home designed to replicate period architecture, or you are renovating and desire a timeless window dressing, our shutters are tailored to your requirements.
All wood is milled by us in our shop. There are no prefab or stock-sized parts. All work is done in our shop by skilled craftsmen to the highest standards in the industry today.
Following our state-of-the-art CAD drawings that are reviewed and approved by the customer for accuracy, the components for each shutter are cut by hand, piece by piece, the old-fashioned way. The shutters are then assembled by hand using old-world cabinetmaker construction techniques.
After assembly, each shutter is sanded and buffed by hand and prepared for finishing. All shutters receive a superlative finish in the color specified by you. We can match any brand or a provided color. The result is a quality finish that will be easy to maintain and which should last for many years.
Hardware is carefully set on each shutter, and they are packed like Waterford crystal for shipping.
The 3-1/2” louver width of the Caribbean shutter opens up the viewing area, making them an asset to any room. You will be able to enjoy the view out your windows and still control the light and your privacy. The unique mix of cultures but more importantly, the climate (heat, high winds, rain and high humidity) has led to distinct architectural features. It is important to stay cool during the generally consistent 80 degree temperatures in the Caribbean and these shutters were designed to create the maximum amount of shade and ventilation. The wide louvers allow you to take advantage of cooling breezes and also to offer a way to enjoy the beauty of your natural surroundings. To see Caribbean shutters designed to provide an open feel, check out: Caribbean Cottage
Since shutters hinge to open off the window entirely, you can enjoy an unobstructed view while having the opportunity to close them off when privacy is desired. Shutters are generally considered to be a complete window decoration unto themselves and add curb appeal as well. We can fabricate them to conform architecturally with any style window and they can be painted or stained to match or accent any color.
Caribbean louvers offer a warm and welcoming appearance. They provide an elegant look for bedrooms and dining rooms, but transition well into dens, informal living rooms, and kitchens. Caribbean shutters can be useful as pantry or laundry room doors. Due to the larger louver width, you can set up several together as a room separator in a large space because when the louvers are open, you still get the feel of the large area, but closed louvers make an area feel more intimate. Another design use would be as a false wall to conceal pipes or conduit in a laundry room or even speakers in an entertainment area. The uses are left to your creativity.
When your Americana DeVenco shutters arrive, they are ready to install—minimal assembly is required. Each hanging hinge allows fine-tuning to tolerate minimal adjustments in the installation in order to align each panel with its mate and tolerate potentially out-of-square windows.
Tools required for installation are:
Our staff is available for support Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4:00 PM CST. Do not hesitate to call.
Caribbean Shutter Diagram
Directions on How to Measure for Interior Shutters
Shutter Order Form
How to Fill Out the Order Form
Shutter Hanging Options & Frames
Shutter Installation Instructions