A beaded detail that is molded into the inside edge of the face of each
Board and Batten:
Traditionally used on barns but ideal for more rustic homes. Authentic
tongue and groove look with the front and back of the shutter featuring
the same bevelled look as if the shutter were made of individual
Flat Panel Shutter:
A solid shutter where the center portion of the shutter is recessed from
the stiles (i.e. Memphis style shutter).
Fixed Louvered Shutter:
Positioned the historically accurate way, the louvers are tilted in towards
the wall when the shutter is in the open position.
A single shutter or 1/2 pair.
A notched hole in the rails that accommodated the ends of the tilt rod
when the louvers were in the closed position. Now it just adds to
the authenitc appearence.
The vertical element between the stiles that acts as a divider. Found
in Bahama shutters.
Radius or Arched Top:
A shutter which has a curved top.
The horizontal crosspieces of a shutter (i.e. top rail, bottom rail,
Raised Panel Shutter:
A solid shutter where the center portion of the shutter panel protrudes
outward from the surrounding routed bevel.
A metal (most ususally copper) capping that was placed over the top edge
of the shutter to prevent water intrusion and the resulting wood
The upright vertical sections of a shutter which may be beaded or non-beaded.
Working louver shutters had a rod, or tilt-rod, to move the louvers into
the open or closed position. These are now purely decorative for
those who truly desire the more authentic look.