- Louvers are 1-1/4” wide x 5/16” thick
- Beaded stile is 1-5/8” wide x 13/16” thick
- 1” 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 1-1/4 inch wide louver. The narrowest louver we fabricate, these can both darken a room when closed and allow in the light when opened.
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 Traditional 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.
Our narrowest louvers—at 1-1/4” wide—are fabricated for our Traditional Shutters. This creates the maximum amount of privacy and works well in rooms like bathrooms, walk-in closets, and utility rooms. It also has the best room darkening attributes due to the narrow louvers. Also known as Colonial shutters, these Traditional shutters are native to the Northeast United States and found in many early American style houses. This size louver does not allow as much light or exterior view into a room as wider style louvers, but delivers the look a true historical enthusiast will appreciate.
The classic charm and easy maintenance of traditional shutters can also allow for simple control of ventilation in a room without having to shut out fresh air. Versatile in configuration, practical, and visually appealing, Traditional Shutters have spread west over time and are an appropriate choice for a large variety of architectural styles. The Case for Interior Shutters
We are one of only a few manufacturers who still produce this style of shutter. Traditional shutters work well in small spaces or areas where you want more control over the amount of light allowed into a room. The charm of this size louver is in the details…and we can configure a custom look for this and any style of shutter. The character of the wood is brought out when stained and you can make your shutters blend in seamlessly in a room by painting them the same color as the trim.
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 AM to 4:00 PM CST. Do not hesitate to call.
Traditional 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