When deciding on the perfect shutter for your home the first thing to consider is the room in which you would like them installed into as this will impact upon the wood we would recommend using.
Here at Cherry Tree Shutters we have a number of options available including MDF, solid hardwood, lightweight hardwood, basswood and ABS all featuring different qualities to make them suitable for every room in your home.
Our Classic Shutters are an engineered product made using a MDF outer and a polymer coating. This is a wood product created by breaking down timber into a powder, which is mixed with wax and resin and then formed into panels by applying high temperature and pressure. It is a building material similar in application to plywood but made up of separated fibres, not wood veneers. The panels of the shutter are manufactured to the highest standards using mortise and tenon joints to ensure prolonged quality and durability, and engineered laminated stiles to prevent warping. They are available in full height and cafe style as well as being suitable for bay windows making them the perfect choice for sitting rooms or bedrooms. They are a very affordable option that is incredible durable and build to last.
Hardwood comes in the form of ‘solid’ (see our Marchwood range) and ‘lightweight’ (see Phoenix collection) and comes from the wood of any of the numerous broad-leaved dicotyledonous trees, such as oak, beech, ash. The lightweight hardwood comes from a Parasol tree grown over 8 years. This eight-year growing process gives the wood a very distinctive character and a grain reminiscent of oak that stands out even when painted. These shutters are ideal for large, wide windows as you can have multiple panels hinged together due to their lightweight composition.
Basswood come from the North American lime tree and is a superb fast growing and durable timber that gives these shutters (Grovewood range) an exceptionally smooth finish that shows the grain when stained.
ABS is a highly durable and waterproof material constructed using an enclosed timber core in the stiles to ensure stability. It is a highly hardwearing and waterproof material making our Vienna range perfectly suited to the humid conditions found in bathrooms and wetrooms.
We hope this article has armed you with more knowledge on the most suitable shutter for you. For further information or to book an appointment for us to view and measure up your windows please contact us.