MORTISE AND TENON JOINTS FOR STRENGTH: The industry standard for the joinery of stiles and rails has relied on just glued dowel joints or screw joints. These will eventually work loose and cause the stability of the window shutters to become compromised.Mortise & Tenon joints are designed to allow for maximum glue surface area to withstand shear and racking stress. This joinery has been used for hundreds of years in the fine furniture industry because of it’s superior strength.
MORTISED FOR HINGES: Mortised hinges are important to achieve a tight fit within your window opening. Without a mortised panel, a gap appears on the hanging side that allows light between the panel and the frame.Basic material, construction and finish are the elements of a quality hinge. A good hinge should have at least a four-knuckle joint for better load distribution and a smoother quieter action.The material from which our hinge is made is sufficiently heavy enough to prevent sagging and is resistant to normal moisture.
MULTIPLE SEQUENCES OF HAND SANDING & ACRYLIC LACQUER FINISH: We perform multiple sequences of sanding with finer sandpaper and coating with high-quality stain and paint. The classic acrylic lacquer finish produces these characteristics: hardness, strength, UV-resistance, water-resistance and color retention. For a beautiful window shutters finsh.
TENSION ADJUSTMENT SCREW: : The addition of a tension screw system in every wood shutters panel assures that whether the shutter is brand new or decades old, it will never become too tight or too loose to operate properly. By the slight turn of a screw inside the stile, the louver tension is either increased or decreased to ensure your window shutters operates perfectly.
STAINLESS STEEL STAPLES: One of the most common problems with plantation shutters is staple failure. We use extra-long stainless steel staples in the louvers and tilt-rod to insure that they do not pull out. The stainless steel staple is resistant to corrosion and temperature changes, which assures that the staples will last the life of window shutters.
HIDDEN, RECESSED MAGNETS: We have revolutionized the use of hidden, recessed magnets which allows our window shutters panels to close tightly while also providing a clean and streamlined appearance. No more ugly bulky magnets which fail under normal use.