Flat Panel Williamsburg Shutter

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Estate Millwork Flat Panel Williamsburg Shutter In Spanish Cedar. Unfinished). 1 5/16 X 16 X 48

Premium Quality Spanish Cedar Flat Panel Shutters

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Flat Panel Outside Shutters

Estate Millwork's exterior shutters are built to withstand the extremes of your outdoor environment. Our Spanish Cedar is naturally resistant to moisture, fungus and insects, as are our Western Red and Mahogany shutters. With proper maintenance, which can begin with a factory finish, our hand crafted construction techniques will give you years, decades, of beautiful use.

We use only the top grades of lumber, and hand select each board for quality and yield. Unlike many of our competitors, we are a complete vertical operation -- we control our own timberland, operate a green sawmill, dry kilns and have our own finish mill, CNC department, and hand assembly craftsmen. This tight vertical integration gives us the upper hand on quality of material, price, and yield. What it means to you is the best outside shutter at an affordable price.

Shutters Built to withstand the weather outside

We still hand joint every board in every shutter. This costly, time consuming process allows us to build solid wooden shutters, without lamination, staves or finger joints, while still preventing stress related quality problems in the field. Hand jointing relieves the stress placed in wood as it is dried, even if it is carefully dried as we do in our dry kilns.

After hand jointing, our lumber is processed in our highly automated finish mill, that is literally programmed by you, our customer, by virtue of placing an order on our website. Our finish mill can quickly and automatically set up to saw rough lumber into the dimensions needed for your custom order. This means that we can provide you with a complete custom outdside shutter, at the lowest possible cost, because many customizations are automatic for us.

Fully Customizeable

We still hand joint every board in every shutter. This costly, time consuming process allows us to build solid wooden shutters, without lamination, staves or finger joints, while still preventing stress related quality problems in the field. Hand jointing relieves the stress placed in wood as it is dried, even if it is carefully dried as we do in our dry kilns.

After hand jointing, our lumber is processed in our highly automated finish mill, that is literally programmed by you, our customer, by virtue of placing an order on our website. Our finish mill can quickly and automatically set up to saw rough lumber into the dimensions needed for your custom order. This means that we can provide you with a complete custom outdside shutter, at the lowest possible cost, because many customizations are automatic for us.

Solid Wood Mortise and Tenons

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.


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.


Is Spanish Cedar Really Cedar?

Spanish Cedar Wood Grain

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.


MaterialSpanishCedarPremium 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
Panels.5 " ThickSpline Glue JointsDouble Strength
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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