- Louvers are 1-7/8” wide x 7/16” thick
- Beaded stile is 1-5/8” wide x 13/16” thick
- 1-1/2” 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 1-7/8 inch wide louver. Historically accurate, the louvers provide privacy and allow you to regulate light coming into the room.
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 Victorian 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.
In the Victorian era, shutters were used extensively. They allowed both privacy when needed as well as protection from the sun. Shutters were at times used behind formal draperies; this shielded the material from direct sun while providing an option for the homeowner to abstain from moving heavy curtains that were artfully arranged. Shutters also offered an extra layer of insulation not accorded with draperies, making them an economical and aesthetically pleasing option. It is recommended during the winter months to open shutters on south-facing windows through the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat the house and close them at night to reduce the chill coming off windows.
A common window installation in the Victorian period would be double-hung, 4-panel bi-fold shutters. This consists of two hinged panels opening to the left and two hinged panels opening to the right. Victorian shutters were typically installed inside the window casing and painted to match the molding in the room. The term double-hung refers to two tiers of shutters so that there would be eight leafs in one window. Double-hung shutters allow either tier of the shutters to be opened for additional light in the room. Typically, the upper half of the shutters would be opened while the lower half remained closed for privacy from street-level traffic.
Interior shutters were very popular in the Victorian age. The creativity of architects and designers leads to an endless variety for the application of shutters. If you own a Victorian house you should consider the windows carefully with an eye toward the nineteenth century. Tall, narrow windows would tend toward double hung louvered shutters with lockrails in both tiers. For rooms that required a bit more privacy—for instance an office or library—Brownstone shutters would be used as they incorporate paneled leafs with Victorian louvered leafs. Twin windows located right next to each other would be included to have two-panel shutters to give the illusion of a 4-panel shutter over the area.
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:
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Victorian 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