Our Atlantic Collection of Raised Panel Shutters is based upon a sculpted raised panel surrounded by a sturdy mortise and tenon frame with beautifully proportioned rails and stiles. These shutters make stunning accents to Colonial and Georgian styles of homes, as well as many other traditional strains of architecture. Our Atlantic collection comes in a wide variety of styles, and we can further accommodate discerning home owners and architects with completely custom designs that can include custom sticking profiles, panel profiles, cut outs, radius tops and more.
Every raised panel shutter that we build for our customers is made to order from the finest grades of solid SpanishCedar lumber that are available. We are especially careful with the stock that will become panels as the raised panels themselves are actually composed of multiple boards which are held together with a precision machined spline joint, and then glued and sealed with a specially formulated exterior wood glue. Each board is hand selected for the job by our state of the art software and expert craftsman. Estate Millwork does one hundred percent of the sawing, dimensioning and machining of our SpanishCedar lumber so that we can keep the tightest control of quality.
The precisely crafted component parts receive further attention prior to assembly. The raised panels are 15/16" thick and are raised with a sweeping ogee profile that give strong highlight lines as well as gradual shadings that emphasize the true three dimensional nature of these raised panel shutters. The raised panels are set in deeply machined relief slots in the shutter frame that allow the panel to float, protecting both the SpanishCedar frame and SpanishCedar panel from damage when the panel slightly expands and contracts with changes in temperature. After all of the parts have been crafted, they are assembled into a raised panel shutter, glued and pegged and machine sanded. After the machine sanding process, the shutters are then hand sanded, and carefully finished to the customer's specifications which may require a natural finish, a primed/painted combination or staining.
Despite its name, Spanish Cedar is not Spanish nor Cedar but a hardwood. Spanish Cedar comes from the Meliaceae family, and is similar to Genuine Mahogany in its beautiful coloration, attractive grain pattern, and great workability. The grain of Spanish Cedar is usually quite straight and works well with both hand and power tools.
Known for its distinctively strong cedar smell Spanish Cedar is also known as Cigar-box Cedar, the wood’s natural aroma repels insects, and the high resin count makes it very weather and rot resistant. Due to its low density, the lumber is quite lightweight, which makes this wood highly sought after as a high quality exterior grade species.
|Material||SpanishCedar||Premium FAS Clear Grade||Rot Resistant, Insect Resistant Premium Exterior Lumber|
|Joinery||3/4" X 3"||True Mortise & Tenon,||Strongest solid wooden joint|
|Frame Thickness||1 5/16 "||Solid Wood||Rigid Integrity|
|Stile Width||2 1/2 "||Hand Jointed||Vertical Stability|
|Base Rail||4 "||Balance||Architecturally Correct|
|Crown Rail||2 1/2 "||Balance||Historically Accurate|
|Raised Panels||.9375 " Thick||Spline Jointed, Grain Reversed||2 X the glue surface and strength|
|Applications||Built to your requirements|
|Finish||Machine Sand 120, Hand Sanded 150||Drum,Edge & Palm sanded||Top quality hand finish|
|Packing||Foam Wrapped in Custom Built Carton||1/8" Foam, 3/16 Trim Sheet 100lb||Protection against damage in transit.|