Shutter Material

Select the type of wood you would like your exterior shutters made from.

Note that the type of wood you choose will determine the thickness of the shutters and also some other dimensions. See the product specifications for details.

Southern Yellow Pine Species: Pinus Palustris
Southern Yellow Pine Shutters Native to the Southeastern United States, Southern Yellow Pine is a soft and lightweight building material. Because pine is relatively inexpensive and easy to work with, it is now the most popular wood for exterior shutter manufacturing. Most pine wood shutters are purely for decorative purposes, but combined with our dowel and screw joinery construction these pine shutters are suitable for mounting on functional shutter hinges.
Western Red Cedar Species: Thuja Plicata
Western Red Cedar Shutters Western Red Cedar comes from the Pacific Northwest and like other species of cedar, it contains high resins which make it resistant to termites and other wood boring insects. With cedar's medium hardness, it is an excellent wood to work with. Western Red Cedar is also resistant to moisture, which makes it an ideal building material for wood exterior shutters.
California Redwood Species: Sequoia Sempervirens
California Redwood Shutters The California Redwood is the tallest tree on earth and can survive up to 2,200 years. The fact that it can stand the test of time makes it an excellent exterior shutter building material. One of the best properties of California Redwood is its resistance to decay. And with its natural reddish tone, it can also make an excellent wood for staining. Redwood exterior shutters are an excellent addition to virtually any home.
Sapele Mahogany Species: Entandrophragma Cylindricum
Sapele Mahogany Shutters Sapele Mahogany is a true hardwood, which makes it difficult for moisture to penetrate even though it is still a very pliable wood that is excellent to work with. While Sapele Mahogany is primarily used in Europe and is one of the most sought after woods for fine furniture, doors, and windows, we have discovered it is also an exellent choice for building wooden exterior shutters. In fact, with it's reddish-brown wood grain that darkens and becomes more beautiful with age, it is almost a shame to paint these wood shutters.