Custom Shutters by Lafayette are manufactured from North American hardwoods such as basswood and poplar. Resistance to shrinkage and warpage make North American hardwoods an ideal wood window treatment.
Each shutter panel is constructed with a top rail, bottom rail and someimtes, a divider rail. Rails will vary in width, depending on the louver size and finished panel length. The rail thickness will always be either 5/8″ for a 3/4″ stile, or 7/8″ for a 1 1/16th stile. The face width will be 1 1/4″ for a traditional 3/4″ stile and 2″ for a plantation 1 1/16″ stile. Center rails will be inserted or request for no charge even if not required by panel length limitations. See product data pages for requirements on divider rails. Tension adjusting screws will be added to plantation horizontal louvered panels upon request or as deemed necessary by Lafayette. Shutters with r 1/2″ louvers will have tension adjusting screws. Tension adjusting screws provide more stability and strength to the shutter panel.
While providing a beautiful, lustrous finish with the deep glow of fine lacquer, our finishing process employs waterborne enamels. Utilizing state of the art equipment, this process is environmentally friendly, surpassing the toughest E.P.A. regulations.