- Louvers are 2-1/2” wide x 3/8” thick
- Beaded stile is 2” wide x 1” thick
- 2” spacing between louvers
- Top rail, bottom rail, and lock rail are 11/16” thick
- Tilt control arm is 7/16” wide x 9/16” tall
- Standard is fabricated from Basswood/Poplar
These shutters are fabricated with a 2-1/2 inch wide louver. We offer two styles: our standard flat louver and our Bel-Aire elliptical louver. These can be used to either dress up a room or give it a casual feel.
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 Plantation 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.
Plantation Shutters give any room a light airy feel seldom seen with any other window décor. In some cases, these shutters actually make a room feel larger, bringing the outdoors in. Couple that with a hidden tilt rod that opens up the center of the panel, and your view becomes less obstructed and more visually appealing. Offering understated elegance to a room with much architectural detail, Plantation shutters can be used in both historical and contemporary settings.
By the late 18th century, the benefit of the Plantation louver had gained popularity in the southern states. Unlike draperies, the louvers deflected the blistering sun and acted as a sunshade while offering ventilation to allow any breezes to flow unimpeded into the house. A lighter, airier feel was produced both with the wide louvers and the fact that they were almost always painted white. More can be read here: History of Wood Plantation Shutters Aesthetically pleasing, Plantation shutters fit a range of architectural styles from minimalist to classic while also offering privacy and light control that make them a practical investment.
Stain colors can vary greatly and you can either match trim or use them to create an accent on shutters. Due to the natural aesthetic that wood brings, staining a louvered shutter can offer a rich feel to any room. A library or personal office space is given an air of seriousness with shutters stained in a dark color. Paint is another way to enhance a room with Plantation shutters. They can be used to add an accent color or painted to match the trim to blend in.
When your Americana DeVenco shutters arrive, they are ready to install—minimal assembly 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, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CST. Do not hesitate to call.
Plantation 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