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Miami Shutters - Exterior Shutters Provide Classic Accent

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Exterior Shutters Provide Artistic Miami Touch

Miami, Florida, is unique in the country in its culture and architecture. Combining a Latin flavor with a long tradition of snowbirds from the North, it has a feel all its own, and your home should too.

Your Miami home might be in one of these historic styles: Art Deco, Bungalow, or Mediterranean Revival. Whatever the style, Estate Millwork makes Miami exterior shutters to set off your South Florida home in its best possible light.

Of course, one of the main concerns Florida homeowners have is weather damage. Sun, wind, sea spray, and hurricanes all take a toll on Miami homes. But with Estate Millwork's all-wood Miami shutters, your decor will look as good as new even after years of use.

Miami Florida Exterior Shutters

Miami homes feature Estate Millwork shutters in many styles.

Miami Shutters: Form Follows Function

In the warm climate of South Florida, open your windows and cover them with louvered shutters to allow cool breezes to drift through the home. Adjustable louvers on our custom wood shutters provide a cost-effective and "green" form of air conditioning. The louvers open and close to adjust air flow, as well as light level and privacy.

On our website, you'll find leading-edge custom shutter design tools to help you create the ideal exterior shutters for your Miami home. We use cutting-edge precision machining technology to make exterior shutters that perfectly fit your windows. Custom shutters with both fixed and adjustable louvers may be ordered in many configurations to fit your home improvement needs.

Any architectural style of Miami, Florida, home can benefit from the addition of louvered shutters. Depending on the dimensions of the windows, furniture, and layout of the room, thinner or wider louvers for your Miami exterior shutters may be more appropriate.

Plantation, Bermuda Shutters Classic Choices for Miami Homes

Shutters are a highly versatile way to add emphasis to your living space. The style you choose for your Miami wood shutters is malleable, as wooden shutters can be made to suit a host of tastes and needs. Your design options range from rugged to chic, depending on your architectural style. Many Miami homeowners choose the classic appearance of plantation or Bermuda/Bahama shutters.

Plantation shutters give a classic look to Miami, FL, homes. And because the hinges of Miami Bermuda shutters run along the top of the window rather than down both sides, the shutters can be swung out quickly, and can be rapidly closed in preparation for bad weather. Choose a design that will blend with the lines and history of your home.

If ornate shutters are preferred, our expert craftspeople can add touches like custom mouldings or shutter horns. For unusual window sizes common to the Miami area, we can also create special shutter dimensions. Further customization options for plantation shutters include tailor-made rails and stiles, mouse holes, extra-wide or narrow louvers, or decorative faux lift rods.

Wooden Shutters: Durable and Good for the Planet

Estate Millwork makes shutters from the finest hardwoods, including oak, teak, maple, and cherry. The right style of wood shutters can be a welcome, aesthetically pleasing enhancement to your furnishings.

We start with top grades of rough hardwood stock and hand-select each board, leading to our durable and distinctive exterior shutters for Miami homes. In this way, we keep waste to a minimum, improve quality, and provide our Miami, Florida, customers with durable, solid exterior shutters that outlast vinyl or low-grade veneer exterior shutters.

The solid wood planks we use to craft our Estate Millwork exterior shutters also provide excellent protection from high winds from Miami's seasonal hurricanes.

We partner with sustainable-harvest wood suppliers to deliver eco-friendly custom-made doors. Estate Millwork also enforces strict temperature controls and recycling requirements in our manufacturing process. (Learn more about our green practices here.)

Shutters Customized for Miami Tastes

At Estate Millwork, we take pride in creating the highest-quality Miami custom shutters for your home, using a combination of modern ingenuity and timeless craftsmanship. Our shutters feature:

  • Genuine hardwood, kiln-dried to 6% moisture content for exterior shutter strength and longevity;
  • Precision-machined mortise-and-tenon construction, hand-clamped and glued for the highest strength join possible;
  • Fully customizable wooden design, including adjustable louvers, custom radius tops, cutouts, and historic wood shutter reconstruction;
  • Many historic styles to choose from, including louvered shutters, raised panel shutters, board-and-batten shutters, flat shutters, plantation shutters, Bermuda shutters, and an easy-to-use custom exterior shutter design tool;
  • Peace of mind that comes from quality craftsmanship by an environmentally conscious, green company that puts sustainability first in all of its operations.

Whether it's a new house, renovation, or historic reconstruction, our exterior shutters are the right choice for your Miami home project.

Any questions? Call 1.866.322.0040 – our expert customer service representatives are glad to help.

To order custom shutters for your Miami house, call or e-mail our customer service team today.

Custom Crafted All-Wood Shutters

Starting with top grades of rough hardwood stock, we hand-select each board. That is the only way you get durable and distinctive exterior shutters for your home. You work with the best! We keep waste to a bare minimum, improve quality, and provide our customers with durable, solid exterior shutters that outlast cheap vinyl or low-grade veneer exterior shutters. We also work with cypress, mahogany, and teak, distinguishing us from the competition.

Shutters Customized To Suit Your Tastes

We are always proud to make the best possible custom wood shutters for your home. Estate Millwork uses a combination of modern ingenuity and timeless craftsmanship. Our shutters feature:

  • Genuine hardwood, kiln-dried to 6% moisture content for exterior shutter strength and longevity;
  • Precision-machined mortise-and-tenon construction, hand-clamped and glued for the highest strength join possible;
  • Fully customizable wooden design, including adjustable louvers, custom radius tops, cutouts, and historic wood shutter reconstruction;
  • Many historic styles to choose from, including louvered shutters, raised panel shutters, board-and-batten shutters, flat shutters, plantation shutters, Bermuda shutters, and an easy-to-use custom exterior shutter design tool;
  • Peace of mind that comes from quality craftsmanship by an environmentally conscious, green company that puts sustainability first in all of its operations.

Whether it's a new house, renovation, home improvement, or historic reconstruction, our exterior shutters are the right choice for your home project.

Any questions? Call 412.489.9148 – our expert customer service representatives are glad to help.

To order shutters for your home, call or e-mail our customer service team today.


The Best Materials

Although our Louvered shutters can be ordered in a variety of materials, for use we recommend Spanish Cedar, the only Cedar that is an actual hardwood. Known for its durability, strength, and resistance to rot, fungus and insects, this premium material is used both in the rail and stile frames of the louvered shutters, as well as the actual Poplar louvers. Estate Millwork uses domestic and imported hardwoods from sustainable forests, and has invested heavily in technology and software to maximize the yield and quality of our rough Poplar lumber. Our Spanish Cedar is kiln dried to an exacting 6% moisture content, and the process of converting the rough lumber into finished dimensional stock is executed by Estate Millwork craftsmen, giving us the maximum control over the quality of our shutters.

Beautiful Black Exterior Louvered Wooden Shutters

Hand Craftsmanship

Once our rough Poplar lumber has been processed to the correct dimensions for the final shutter, our craftsmen begin the machining or milling processes that are involved in the high quality construction technique that we use, moritse and tenon joinery. The ends of each rail are machined with a beefy 2" tenon, and the stiles are machined with mortises to receive the tenons, as well as the deep set hardwood louvers. After the computer controlled machining is completed, each louvered shutter is assembled, by hand. The tenons are fit into the mortises with 1/64" accuracy, the louvers are set in the deep louver mortises on the stiles, and everything is held fast with premium wood glues and our special, house made hardwood pegs. The hardwood cedar pegs hold the frame together, and are the strongest, oldest, longest lasting wood joint known to the art of joinery.

Custom Quality

Our website is a starting point to quickly design and price Poplar louvered shutters. In addition to specifying the dimensions, style and material, customers can request radius tops, operable louvers, custom rail placements and frame designs. We are able to achieve a premium quality product at a very affordable price, usually less than any of our competitors, by our investment in technology, craftsmanship, and scale of operations. You can browse the online Shutters designs in the catalog, or interact with our shutter designer to get instant pricing, including discounts, on line. There are many other applications for louvered shutters, including room partitions, toilet room doors, closets, awnings and others, so please contact Estate Millwork with any questions or design ideas that you have.



Solid Wood Mortise and Tenons

Premium deep pocket mortise and tenon joinery

True Tenons

Our premium quality shutters are carefully constructed using a time consuming and precise operation. Whereas other lower quality shutters are made using screws, nails, dowels or biscuit joints, each of our exterior wooden shutters has a minimum of 4 hardwood tenons. The end of each rail is painstakingly machined to have a 1/2" X 1 7/8" tenon by a custom built tenoning machine that Estate Millwork developed so that we could continue to provide the best quality joinery in the industry, at an attractive price. We gave up the cost, but not the quality.

Deep Pocket Mortises

Each stile is precision machined with a minimum of two deep pocket mortises, and these mortises perfectly fit the associated tenon. Again, Estate Millwork has used precision automation to preserve the quality of our products, while reducing the cost. We have software that connects our website directly to the machines in the plant, and when a customer places an order with us, all of the precision programs for machining the mortises into the stiles are sent to the plant for automatic execution. The mortise tenon joint, is the strongest joint in millwork, and adds tremendous strength, even without the use of glue.

Hardwood Dowels

Once the tenon and mortise have been machined, the parts are put together and a hole is drilled through the mortise and the tenon. A slightly oversized hardwood dowel is driven into the hole, locking the tenon into the mortise for the life of the shutter. Even though glue is not required, Estate Millwork takes the added step of gluing the tenon into the mortise, and gluing the hardwood dowel into the stile.

Hand Assembly

In our commitment to preserving the best of quality millwork traditions in each wood shutter, we have automated much of the drudgery of some of the operations, but assembling a shutter is still something very much in the realm of craftsmanship. After all the parts of each wooden shutter are manufactured, one of our skilled craftsmen fits them together in a specialized jig for dry fitting and final assembly. We do not use pneumatic or hydraulic clamps as they can damage or over-stress the wood. The craftsman uses his innate feel for the materials to set the appropriate clamping pressure prior to drilling and doweling. Each wooden shutter receives the individual attention of craftsmen all along the way, but the final assembly is where the shutter comes together the first time, ready for years of service on your home.


Precision Crafted Louvered Shutters Using State of the Art CNC Machinery

Solid Louvers

Each louver in our louvered shutters is precision machined in a 5 head moulder that can be configured to mould any of our 3 standard production profiles, or custom profiles as specified by the customer. We offer 1/2" X 2 1/4", 3/8" X 1 3/4", and 1/4" X 1 1/4" bullnose profiles, but also have tooling for chevron, beveled, and other louver profiles. Whether the louvered shutter is to use fixed louver or operable louvers, we can even create custom tooling to match existing millwork, or to provide the ultimate in personalization and detailing.

True Louvered Shutter Mortises and Louver Mortises

Each louver in a fixed louvered shutter is seated in a 7/16" deep mortise in the shutter stile. Our CNC machining equipment be instantly programmed to program any variation of louver size, profile, pitch, and spacing, that gives us unlimited flexibility to match historic millwork, or to create custom louvered shutters to a precise specification in terms of louver count, rail placement, and air flow. In the same pass as the louver mortises are being created, our equipment also creates the larger mortises for each rail in the shutter. Unlike many custom shutter manufacturers today, Estate Millwork does not use cheap dowels, veneers, screws, or biscuits. Instead we use old fashioned mortise and tenon joints, even though they are considered by other custom shutter manufacturers as too expensive. Because we have invested heavily in automation, our cost to produce highly custom louvered shutters using solid materials and premium joinery is much lower than other manufacturers, hence: higher quality, lower price.

Solid Tenons

The tenons on both ends of each rail are engineered to give maximum stability to the louvered shutter frame, and when combined with our hardwood dowling, the shutter frame will stay together and be extremely stable, even without glue. But of course we use glue for added strength. For larger louvered shutters, we use a 10 inch baserail that has two tenons and a third feather tenon for additional strength that connects the two main tenons. These tenons are precision machined on a propriety tenon machine that Estate Millwork designed and custom built. Our sophisticated mortise and tenon joinery preserves 100% of the quality of traditional mortise and tenon joinery at a fraction of the cost.


Shutter Options

Thickness, Width, Height

The "slab dimensions" are the size of the actual exterior shutter from top to bottom, left to right, and the thickness. Our default standard thickness is 1 5/16", but that can be varied from 7/8" to 2 1/4" to match existing exterior shutters. The length and height can be specified to the nearest 1/16" inch. Depending upon the style of the shutter, we have made widths up to 20 feet wide, and heights up 30 feet.

Shutter Frame Dimensions

Because all of our exterior wooden shutters are custom built from true rail and stile construction, we have the ability to replicate any component dimension on existing shutters, including rail height, placement, width, thickness, and stile width and thickness. Typically, the bottom rail of our custom shutters is 4. high, and all other rails are 2 1/2" inches. Stile widths are usually 2 1/2" but we have the ability to make them of virtually any width, including different widths for left and right stiles -- sometimes used for pairs of shutters.

Custom Sticking

Out standard products are S4S, or square shoulder sticking, but we have the capability to mould any feasible profile to the inner or outer frame fields. Common choices are ogee, cove and bead, bevel, cove etc. In addition to our stock sticking profiles, we can also custom grind tooling to achieve any desired profile to either match historical wood shutters, or to meet an architects or home owner.s specifications and preferences.

Shiplapping and Beading

For operable shutters, or for decoration, our wood shutters can be machined with a bead on one face of the inside edge of the shutter, and with a ship lap on the other, allowing the shutters to overlap by 3/8" when they are in the closed position - permitting a tighter fit. The left and right shutters are machined as pairs so that in the closed position, each face of the pair has a decorative bead visible.

Panel Profiles

Our raised panel shutters can be raised with our standard scoop profile, but we offer bevels, coves, ogeees and other profiles as well. Additionally, for the extremely discriminating home owner or architect we can create new tooling to match existing historical panel profiles, or to meet with a unique custom requirement.

Louver Styles

Our louvered shutters can be fitted with either our standard bullnose louvers in 3 sizes, or with a chevron or bevel profile as options. And because we are a custom shutter maker, we can also accommodate any special profiles that are specified by the customer.

Cut Outs

Raised Panel and Flat Panel Shutters can have a limitless variety of decorative cut outs machined into the center of the panels. Common shapes are moons, anchors, trees, hearts and we have a large number of stock cut outs which we offer, as well as the ability to match custom patterns that are provided by the customer

Finishes

Estate Millwork can ship our custom wooden shutters in natural, primed, painted or stained finishes. We can match national brand color numbers, pre-tint primers for light or dark finishes, and apply hand rubbed stain finished, even to the time consuming louvered shutters.


Poplar the Poor Man's Cherry

Poplar Wood Grain

Poplar hardwood lacking bold coloration or an exciting grain pattern has a pale olive-yellow brown heartwood and sapwood is lighter off-white or gray with greenish hues and doesn't often get the respect we feel it deserves. The Poplar tree is widespread across all of North America and Europe, and it grows very rapidly and to large sizes, making it very easy to sustain.

Because the wood is often painted or used in secondary applications where it isn’t visible, it is very easy to find wide, clear sections of Poplar for a variety of uses.

Poplar lumber is pretty soft and very easy to work. But botanically speaking it is a hardwood meaning it is a deciduous tree. But it is highly stable, easily available in width and length, and takes paint and stain famously well. However using Poplar as a stain grade species is often overlooked. Some will call Poplar wood "poor man's Cherry" as it oxidizes over time to a much darker shade of brown.


MaterialPoplarPremium FAS Clear GradeRot Resistant, Insect Resistant Premium Exterior Lumber
Joinery3/4" X 3"True Mortise & Tenon,Strongest solid wooden joint
Frame Thickness1 5/16 "Solid WoodRigid Integrity
Stile Width2 1/2 "Hand JointedVertical Stability
Base Rail4 "BalanceArchitecturally Correct
Crown Rail2 1/2 "BalanceHistorically Accurate
Louvers 3/8 " X 1 3/4 "Solid, BullnoseTraditional Detail
Louver Pitch67.5 DegreesFixed LouversSturdy, Air flow
Louver Spacing1.375 "Variable OptionsCustomizable
ApplicationsBuilt to your requirements
FinishMachine Sand 120, Hand Sanded 150Drum,Edge & Palm sandedTop quality hand finish
PackingFoam Wrapped in Custom Built Carton1/8" Foam, 3/16 Trim Sheet 100lbProtection against damage in transit.
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