Basswood shutters are regarded as one of the best types of timber along with Cedar for wooden shutters. These timber shutters are very popular due to their many advantages. Read on for more information about Basswood shutters.
About Basswood Shutters
Basswood shutters are made from trees that come from the tilia family also known as linden. These trees are known for their sturdy trunks. Basswood’s grain is uniform which makes it ideal for staining. The timber is also less likely to bleed or produce excess resin that can affect the finish of the timber (painting, staining etc). You have the greatest selection of options with the Basswood range including louvre profiles, special shapes and custom colours not forgetting the massive array of wood stains, there is something for everyone.
Other uses for basswood include making guitars and wind instruments.
Basswood Shutters Resist Warping
Basswood is light weight, sturdy and very resistant to warping. This means that you can use it in areas where you might not be able to use other types of wood without fear that your shutters will warp. However, you do need to remember that no timber is 100% warp poof, basswood may still warp over time but it is much less likely to, and will take much longer to do so.
Mortise and Tenon Joints for Strength
Another feature of our basswood shutters is how much more durable they are than other types of wooden shutters.
The industry standard for the joining of stiles and rails are relying on just glued dowel or screwed joints. These will eventually work loose.
Mortise & Tenon joints are designed to allow for maximum glue surface area to withstand shear and racking stress, to ensure long durability. This unique joinery design has been in demand in quality furniture construction, due to the combination of strength and simplicity. This creates a better made shutter that will last.
Basswood Shutters are Versatile
Yet another advantage of basswood shutters is how versatile they are. The blades within the shutters are available in different widths so you can choose the profile that suits you the best. As well, the shutters are available in a range of different standard sizes, and they can also be custom made to suit your opening if you desire. Basswood shutters are available in fixed, hinged, sliding or bi fold configurations so you can use them with any window or door opening.
Basswood Shutters Give You Control
Basswood shutters give you complete control over the amount of light, heat, and air that enters the room. If you need light, simply open the shutters the desired amount. To avoid glare, you just angle the blades slightly. If you need darkness, these shutters can block out light due to the way that the blades fit closely together when closed. One of the main benefits of basswood shutters is insulation. When they are fully closed, they create an insulating gap between the shutter and the door or window. This means that heat cannot enter the home as easily in summer, or leave it in winter, making your interior temperature more stable and comfortable. For ventilation, just open the shutters the amount that you require.
BASSWOOD SHUTTER SPECIFICATIONS
|MAXIMUM PANEL HEIGHT||With mid rail||3000mm|
|Without mid rail||1800mm|
|MID RAILS – Will be measured from the bottom of the panel to the centre of the Mid Rail.|
|A 20mm tolerance up or down, will be allowed. Unless a Critical Mid rail is specified.|
|MAXIMUM PANEL WIDTH||Hinged with Aluminium Insert||950mm|
|Maximum Hinged Panel not to Exceed||1050mm|
|Bi – Fold||650mm|
|Sliding or Fixed||950mm|
|Sliding or Fixed with Centre site||1250mm|
Basswood Standard Colour Range
SOLID PAINT COLOURS
|White – 101||Nature – 200|
|Snow – 105||Honey – 201|
|Swiss Coffee – 107||Oak – 205|
|Creamy – 110||Java – 215|
|Butter – 120||Rose – 216|
|Super White – 130||Mahogany – 220|
|Pearl White- 131||Black Walnut – 230|
|Eggshell – 132|
|Pearl – 133|
Custom paints are available, though they incur and additional setup charge per order. When ordering, a hard sample must be provided by customer.