Friday, February 10, 2012

Add Drama and Beauty to Your Home with Exciting Plantation Shutters

Making a room truly memorable begins with elegant appointments and your personal attention to the smallest detail. Dramatic window coverings make a statement that defines your good taste, especially when you've chosen Plantation Shutters.

Although the fabulous Plantation Shutters of today has humble beginnings as exterior applications in Europe, they slowly worked their way inside homes in a non-movable louvered version. Luckily craftsman and artisans moving to America brought the shutter idea along.

Refinements and automation have evolved the woodworking industry toward the 21st century to accommodate custom homes requiring hardwoods that are milled, stained and finished to perfection. Plantation shutters used as window coverings became the crowning achievement.

Today's hardwoods such as Walnut, Cherry, Oak, Alder and Basswood make elegant stained shutter installations. Softer woods like Pine and Cedar also do well in exposed knot or rustic shutter applications.

However, with the closing of many forests in the 1980's, many sources of good wood to paint were lost. Necessity engineered the development of a High Density Fiberboard, which met the high standards of professional woodworkers and craftsmen.

Custom shutter manufacturers benefited from tis quest for quality, beauty and enduring products because it is a fine paint grade wood. The finished product becomes a work of art with no worries of warping, pitch bleed out or other problems.

Top builders and finish carpenters use this beautiful wood product for custom moldings, crowns, baseboards, custom mantels, bookcases and shelving.

When looking for a custom shutter manufacturer, find an experienced craftsman who has an extensive woodworking background and has the automated machinery necessary to do fine work.

Have an in-home presentation by a professional designer who can show you samples of different-sized louvers, and who will measure your window for shutters to be scaled to the correct size. Be sure they custom manufacture shutters and mounting boards just for your home and that they are a company who stands behind their work.

For a full service consultation in your home or office for long-lasting quality shutters, you can call Stanfield Shutter Co., Inc., (801) 467-8823 or e-mail at