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Fauxwood Plantation Shutters

Our fauxwood plantation shutters are designed for the do-it-yourselfer. They look just like real wood shutters and are far more durable and much easier to install. These shutters are custom made to order and manufactured in about two weeks, less than half the time for most real wood shutters.

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Blindster's Price:$165.38
Production Time: Approximately 10-14 Business Days.
Shipping Time: Approximately 1-5 Business Days.

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Description

  • Look identical to real wood shutters
  • Matte finish resembles painted wood
  • Designed for the do-it-yourselfer
  • Easy to install
  • Lightweight hollow-bodied construction
  • 100% lead-free molded polyvinyl 
  • Extremely durable
  • Waterproof and scratch resistant
  • Powder coated hinges
  • Panel lock system with no magnets
  • Custom made in the USA in just 10-14 business days
  • 100% lead free polyvinyl treated with UV inhibitors
  • Optional hidden tilt bar (Clearview) - $10 charge per panel
  • Available with 2 1/2" or 3 1/2" louvers
  • GREENGUARD® Indoor Air Quality Certified
  • Tested & approved for use in sensitive environments such as schools & healthcare facilities
  • Certified Best for Kids (no cords)
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Questions? Our shutter experts are ready to assist you every step of the way!

Specifications

 
  • Tilt type: Choice of front tilt bar or optional hidden tilt bar ($10 per panel).
  • Frame styles: Z-Frame and L-Frame
  • Z-Frame: Inside mount only. Z-Frames are mounted inside the window opening with a decorative trim protruding outside the window opening 1 3/8" providing the look of a fully-cased window frame. Z-Frames can be installed in windows with up to a 1/2" variance between your 3 width and 3 height measurements (see measuring instructions). Windows with a protruding sill will have a flat bottom frame that rests on top of the sill. The minimum depth required for a Z-Frame shutter with 2 1/2" louvers is 1 1/4" with a front tilt bar & 1 3/4" with a hidden tilt bar. For 3 1/2" louvers the minimum depth is 1 3/4" with a front tilt bar & 2 1/4" with a hidden tilt bar.
  • L-Frame inside mount: Inside mount L-Frame installations in window openings with variances between your 3 width and 3 height measurements (see measuring instructions) will have a gap between the shutter frame and the window opening. Caulk can be used to fill the gap. If the variance is 1/2" or more, we usually recommend an outside mount. The minimum depth required for an inside mount L-Frame shutter with 2 1/2" louvers is 2 1/8" with a front tilt bar & 2 5/8" with a hidden tilt bar. For 3 1/2" louvers, the minimum depth is 2 1/2 with a front tilt bar & 3" with a hidden tilt bar.
  • L-Frame outside mount: Outside mount L-Frame installations require a minimum of 1 3/8" of flat space to mount the frame. The minimum depth required for a 2 1/2" louver with front tilt bar is 0" for a front tilt bar & and 1/2" depth for a hidden tilt bar.  For a 3 1/2" louver, the minimum depth is 1/2" for a front tilt bar and 1" for a hidden tilt bar.
  • Divider rail: A divider rail separates the shutter panel into two sections; one above and one below the rail. This adds stability and provides the ability to open and close each section independently for increased light control. A divider rail can be positioned to cover a window sash. The divider rail is optional on shutters up to 59 7/8" in height. Shutters 60" to 89 7/8" tall must have a divider rail and shutters over 90" tall must have 2 divider rails.
  • Divider rail location: You may choose to simply center the divider rail in the middle of the panel or you can specify the location of the rail. For inside mount shutters, measure from the top of the window sill to the center of your desired rail location. For outside mount, measure from the outside edge of where the bottom shutter frame will be mounted to the center of your desired rail location. If your window has a sash, the most common location for the rail is the center of sash. The factory will position the rail in the center of the measurement you specifiy with a variance up to 1 1/2" depending on the louver count of the panel.
  • Panel type: The panel type is determined by the width of the shutter. Some widths have a choice of two different panel types. In most cases, we recommend ordering the least amount of panels possible as fewer panels provide a more open view.
  • Widths 8" to 19 7/8": Must be single panel. One shutter panel with choice of left or right hinge location.
  • Widths 20" to 36": Can be single or double panel. Double panel shutters have one panel on the left and one panel on the right and open in the center.
  • Widths 36 1/8" to 39 7/8": Must be double panel. 
  • Widths 40" to 68": Can be double panel or four panel.
  • Widths 68 1/8" to 96": Must be four panel. Four panel shutters have two hinged panels on the left side and two hinged panels on the right side opening in the center. Each pair of panels fold together and open outward.
  • Side by side shutters: Specify side by side shutters if the shutters will be mounted near other shutters of the same size or close in size. When a side by side shutter is indicated, we will align the louvers, rails, and frames of the shutters as closely as possible for a uniform appearance.
  • Protruding window sill: Z-Frames mounted to windows with a sill that protrudes outside the window opening will have a flat bottom frame that rests on top of the sill. The bottom frame stabilizes the shutter and reduces light gaps.
  • Inside mount width deduction: 1/4" for Z-Frame; 1/8" for L-Frame 
  • Outside mount: No deductions. Specify exact width and height of shutter including the L-frame from outside edge to outside edge.
  • Minimum panel width: 8"
  • Minimum panel height: 16"
  • Maximum panel height: 96". A divider rail is required on shutters over 60" in height. *Please call to order shutters over 90" tall.  
  • Please Note: Our shutters are designed for square and rectangular windows only. We do not offer shutters for arched, curved, or specialty size windows.

Options

3 1/2in & 2 1/2in Louver Sizes
  • Louver Size - There are two louver sizes: 3 1/2" and 2 1/2".
Single Panel Shutters
  • Single Panel Shutters - One panel with choice of left or right side hinges.
Double Panel Shutters
  • Double Panel Shutters - Two panels that open in the center.
4 Panel Shutters
  • 4 Panel Shutters - Four panel shutters have two hinged panels on the left side and two hinged panels on the right side opening in the center. Each pair of panels fold together and outward when opened.
Z-Frame
  • Z-Frame - The Z-Frame can only be installed inside mount. This frame is mounted around the edges of the window opening providing the look of a fully-cased window frame. If a protruding window sill is specified, the bottom frame will be flat and rest on top of the sill. 
L-Frame
  • L-Frame: The L-Frame can be installed inside mount or outside mount. For inside mount, if there is a variance between your 3 height or 3 width measurements (see measuring instructions), there will be a gap between the shutter frame and the window opening. Caulking can be used to fill the gap. If the variance is more than 1/2", outside mount is recommened.
Standard Tilt Rod
  • Front Tilt Rod 
Hidden Tilt Rod
  • Hidden Tilt Rod (Clearview) - $10 per panel. Tilt bar is positioned on the back outer edge of the louvers providing a more open view.
Divider Rail
  • Divider Rail
  • Divider Rail: A divider rail divides shutter panel into two sections, one above the rail and one below the rail which adds stabilty to the shutter panel and provides the ability to open and close each section independently for increased light control. Commonly used to cover a window sash. 

See how our Fauxwood Plantation Shutters are made

Measure & Install InstructionsBack to top

Measuring For Inside Mount Shutters (Z-Frame or L-Frame)

Z-FRAME: Z-Frames are mounted around the edges of the window opening providing the look of a fully-cased window frame. Z-Frames can be installed in windows with up to a 1/2" variance between your 3 width and 3 height measurements. Make sure you have enough window depth to install the shutter.

  • Minimum depth:
  • 2 1/2" louvers: front tilt 1 1/8"; hidden tilt 1 5/8"
  • 3 1/2" louvers: front tilt 1 5/8"; hidden tilt 2 1/2"

L-FRAME: Inside mount L-Frame installations in window with variances between your 3 width and 3 height measurements will have a gap between the shutter frame and the window opening. Caulk can be used to fill the gap. If the variance is 1/2" or more, we recommend outside mount. Make sure you have enough window depth to install the shutter. The minimum depth required for an inside mount L-Frame shutter with 2 1/2" louvers is 2 1/8" with a front tilt bar & 2 5/8" with a hidden tilt bar. For 3 1/2" louvers, the minimum depth is 2 5/8" with a front tilt bar & 3" with a hidden tilt bar.

STEP 1: Measure the width of the window opening in three places (top, middle, bottom) and record the smallest measurement to the nearest 1/8". If rounding is necessary, round down to the nearest 1/8".

STEP 2: Measure the height of the window opening in three places (left, center, right) and record the smallest measurement to the nearest 1/8". If rounding is necessary, round down to the nearest 1/8".

STEP 3: If the window has a sill that protrudes outside the window opening, there will be a flat bottom frame that will rest on top of the sill.

STEP 4: The measurements you record are the measurements you will order. Do not make any deductions.

Measuring For Outside Mount Shutters (L-Frame Only)

L-FRAME: Make sure you have at least 1 3/8" of flat space to mount the L-Frame

STEP 1: Measure the width of the window frame including trim, from outside edge to outside edge, in three places (top, middle, bottom) and record the largest measurement. If rounding is necessary, round up to the nearest 1/8".

STEP 2: Measure the height of the window frame including trim, from outside edge to outside edge, in three places (left, center, right) and record the largest measurement. If rounding is necessary, round up to the nearest 1/8".

STEP 3: These are the dimensions you will order. Your shutters will be made to the exact measurements you specify.

How to Install Fauxwood Plantation Shutters

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