Estate Millwork Knowledge Base

Getting Down to Business: Important Questions Before you Order Shutters

Published: March 30, 2020

Selecting the  shutter that will enhance the curb appeal of your home , or just be something you like to see when you come home at the end of the day, is the fun part. After the fun is over, two important questions need to be answered: How functional will these shutters be? What are the measurements of each shutter I need to order? The Question of Functionality The Functionality of your shutters is an important consideration. It will impact on the amount of  hardware needed, the care required in measuring for them, and in the maintenance of the shutters. There are basically t...

Zen and the Art of Shutter Maintenance

Published: March 27, 2020

Anything worth having is worth taking care of. And everything in the world made by the hands of human beings need maintenance. It is as simple as that. These principles apply to everything: space stations, cars, candlesticks, dinner plates, the Great Pyramids of Giza. All of it. And wooden shutters aren’t exempt from maintenance. Maintenance does not need to be a painful thing. When you wash a dinner plate, check to see its not broken, and place it carefully in its cabinet, you have just performed maintenance. It can be that simple. Maintenance is part of many daily activities, incl...

Beyond Preference: Finding the Right Exterior Shutters for Your Home's Architecture

Published: March 25, 2020

When you consider what style of exterior shutter to purchase for your home, there really is just one Golden Rule: What kind of shutter do you prefer? You can never go wrong choosing a shutter that you’re happy to see when you pull into your driveway. However, if you want to pick your shutter based on the architectural style of your home, then a little knowledge of how the various types of shutters serve those styles will help. Weather or Not Remember, a Shutter is more than just decoration. It was originally intended to protect a window during bad weather and to control or r...