The industry standard for the joinery of stiles and rails. Spiral dowel 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 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 five-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.
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.
The addition of a tension screw system in every shutter 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 shutter operates perfectly.
One of the most common problems with 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 shutter.
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