Custom Basswood Shutters
Here at John Vassar Custom Shutters and Blinds, we have over 35 years of experience in manufacturing wood shutters for our valued customers. As a reputable, established company in Southern California, an 80% customer referral rate speaks volumes to our high standards of construction, quality of products, excellent customer service, and affordable prices. When you choose John Vassar Custom Shutters and Blinds for your window treatments, your new shutters will be installed in as little as two to 4 weeks.
Hardwood Plantation Shutters for Every Space
We use solid basswood for all our wood shutters. Contrary to some false claims, wood shutters do not peel, warp or fade, and our lifetime warranty covers these types of issues in manufacturing or finish defects. In fact they are very durable, long-lasting, easy to clean, can be easily re-finished years from now. We have installed wood shutters in humid areas as well as the hot desert without any problems. The only place that wood shutters would not be recommended would be over a water source. As with any wood product, exposure to water can cause damage.
Wood shutters, also called plantation shutters, are one of the most popular and stylish window treatments available. If you want to enhance curb appeal, regulate and block light, insulate and increase the value of your home, shutters are excellent choices. Not only are shutters durable and easy maintenance, they are timeless and fit in to almost any decorating scheme so they will never go out of style.
Painted or Stained Custom Matched Lacquer Finish
Painted or Stained Water Based Finish
1 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 3 1/2″, 4 1/2″, 5 1/2″ Louvers Sizes
Smooth or Sandblasted Finish
Split Tilt Rods
Hidden Tilt Rods
Arch Cutout in Panel
Leaded Glass Inserts
Specialty Shapes including Arch Top, Sunburst, Eyebrow, Rake Top, Circle, Octagon, Hexagon, etc.
Frame Choices: Small, Medium, Large Decorative Z Frames, L Frame, Single Bead, Bullnose, or Special Custom Frame
Hinge Choices: Painted, Chrome, Bronze, Antique Brass, Bright Brass, Nickel, Stainless Steel
Bi-Pass Track System for Sliding Glass Door
Bi-Fold Track or Hinged for Sliding Glass Door
Fixed or Movable Louvers
Closet Doors, Room Dividers or Pass through areas
Lever Cut Out for French Doors
Wood shutters, also called plantation shutters, are one of the most popular and window that is stylish available. If you want to insulate, block light, help regulate interior temperature or just improve the curb appeal, and increase the value of your home, shutters are excellent choices. Not only are shutters durable and maintenance easy they are timeless and fit in to almost any decorating scheme so they will never go out of style.
Our shutters are custom made from the quality basswood lumber that is highest. Because basswood is one of the lightest in weight of all hardwoods, it is the choice that is superior shutter construction. Basswood is also known for its resistance to sagging, bowing and warping. Basswood contains no sap to bleed through the finish so it is the choice that is best for a beautiful finish.
Every stile and rail is joined by a minimum of three dowels. Extra-long gauge that is heavy are used in the louvers and tilt rod to insure they do not pull out with normal wear and tear. Each staple is coated with friction-activated glue that heats up when the staple is injected into the wood. All panel connections are rabbeted to prevent light leaking where panels meet. All wood shutters come with a tension screw adjuster to tighten or loosen easily the louvers as needed.
If your painted shutters need cleaning to remove any spots you can use a damp cloth with Simple Green or any other non-toxic biodegradable cleaner sprayed on a cloth that is damp. Cleaning your painted or stained wood shutters you can use a duster that is feather Swiffer type cloth or carefully vacuum with a brush attachment. For stained shutters, you can use a amount that is moderate of oil such as Murphy’s applied to a cloth to clean them. You especially want to use furniture oil on your stained shutters if they are exposed to sunlight. Always make sure the shutters are thoroughly dry after they are cleaned. Never use any chemicals that are harmful as Windex or other household cleaners that will harm the finish. With proper care your shutters will give you years of comfort and beauty.