Maple Wood Plantation Shutters

Maple Plantation Shutters For The Month Of May

Highlighting The Natural Beauty Of Maple Plantation Shutters

Our team at Kirtz® Shutters has been plenty busy this spring season with attending various Home & Garden shows where we’ve had the chance to share many details about our custom shaped plantation shutters, our variety of hardwoods, and the high quality construction of each shutter. At the beginning of this month, we felt it would be lovely to highlight the powerful, fine quality of Maple plantation shutters.

When thinking about Maple wood, the top adjectives that come to mind for us would be the following:

  • Lustrous  
  • Diverse 
  • Strong
  • Solid  

Why do these words come to mind you might ask? The answers are simple and we’ll explain the reason we chose each of these descriptive words!

(1.) Lustrous: the word “lustrous” describes Maple plantation shutters due to the wood being known for its closed, smooth grain and this hardwood’s ability to easily accept paint and finishes well. It truly has a luster that only a fine wood can provide!

(2.) Diverse: the word “diverse” explains how Kirtz® Shutters can offer so many unique looks to each customer due to the nature of custom plantation shutters business. The flexibility of Maple wood has few limitations which truly allows us to help achieve the look you desire.  

(3.) Strong: Maple is a dense wood with a hard surface which means that it can withstand accidental bumps and is resistant to indentations. The durability provided by Maple plantation shutters makes for a long-lasting, beautiful window treatment option!  

(4.) Solid: Since Maple is dense it makes it possible for metal fasteners to maintain a solid hold. Furthermore, the tilt rods and louvers on Maple plantation shutters can effortlessly open and close without becoming loose. 

At Kirtz® Shutters one of the most popular details most customers have chosen to add to Maple wood is a clear finish as it really shows off the natural beauty of the grain. Of course, we’ll let you decide! If you’re in the market for new shutters, we’d love to help make your custom project become a reality. To get started, give us a call at 1-800-416-6455 . 

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The Beauty Of Wormy Chestnut Plantation Shutters

The Coloration Of Wormy Chestnut Plantation Shutters

Have you ever looked closely at two different sets of Wormy Chestnut wood and noticed that they look different? Our plantation shutters at Kirtz® Shutters are genuine wood straight from the source which means that no two sets will be exactly like the last. This is part of the beauty of Wormy Chestnut plantation shutters. Today, we’ll talk a little more about why the grains and coloration of the wood can appear differently.

Although few exist, the growth region for Chestnut is found in the eastern United States. Today, Wormy Chestnut is mostly reclaimed from dismantled barns and other structures. The appearance has a grayish brown heartwood that darkens with age and a narrow, pale-colored sapwood. Holes found in the wood are literally from the worms that invade the trees, and the black streaks are from iron nails that have rusted and left behind a unique patina in the wood.

As you can imagine, processing this reclaimed lumber into beautiful custom Wormy Chestnut plantation shutters is an extensive process. We take a lot of time choosing the best of the wood to ensure a product that lives up to the Kirtz® Shutters standard.

The great part about this type of wood is that it is rated as being very durable. Due to its texture it glues, stains, and finishes well. This type of wood usually goes best in a room with rustic décor and furniture. The best part about customizing homes with Wormy Chestnut plantation shutters is that they can be any shape or size.

At Kirtz® Shutters each of our plantation shutters are individually designed and meticulously crafted to fit perfectly. If you’re looking to add versatile wooden shutters to your next custom built home, let us help make your crafted wood dreams come true. Contact us at 1-800-416-6455!

Sparrow- Plantation Shutters

The Addition Of Plantation Shutters For A Wedding Venue

New Plantation Shutters For A Romantic Ambience

The season for romantic weddings and receptions is coming right along with the warmer weather of spring! We imagine that a lot of people will be looking for that “special place” they will get married. For those that live in Stillwater, Oklahoma (or wouldn’t mind traveling there) a new, magical location has been built. The lovely part is that Kirtz® Shutters was able to provide a touch of elegance, with plantation shutters, to this lovely venue known as Sparrow.

Sparrow was created by sisters Shelby Howerton, Jessica Sutton, and Katie Barlow with their mom, Susan Hartford. Sparrow came into being when Shelby and Katie became engaged at about the same time, but couldn’t find their dream wedding location. With no venue to make their dreams blossom, they sought out to build what they wanted into existence. In 2016, the construction of Sparrow began. Every last detail was hashed out and by the end of July they were ready to start interior design. 

By the end of 2016 and into the start of 2017, the finishing touches of Sparrow were ready to be added to the beautiful venue. Kirtz® was honored to have been asked to help embellish the inside with some pretty, white plantation shutters which helped to create a romantic ambience. As you can see from the photos, the louvers are fully functional on both the door and the windows. The sunlight can stream in beautifully when the louvers are fully opened or they can be closed to allow for privacy. 

We love being able to offer custom work for any project. Do you have a plantation shutters project of your own in mind? We’d love to be able to help you make your event location beautiful with the addition of plantation shutters. Just give Kirtz® a call at 1-800-416-6455 to get started! 

Oval Plantation Shutters

Custom Plantation Shutters For Oval Windows

Plantation Shutters: Covering Oval Windows

Oval windows are seemingly becoming a popular inspiration for a timeless look in many homes. Sometimes, they can be found in bedrooms, bathrooms, hallways, and even entryway foyers can be dressed up with these decorative windows. Oval windows are certainly a great way to add a unique architectural look to your home. Do you want to know what is even better than a plain oval window? You guessed it; oval windows decorated with plantation shutters!

Kirtz® custom shaped shutters for oval windows are a superb option for making your oval windows stylish. We have many colors and wood finishes to choose from. At Kirtz®, our custom shaped plantation shutters are perfectly designed to fit every inch of the window perfectly. Additionally, they can allow natural light to flow in or provide all the privacy necessary when the louvers are closed.

The craftsmanship is as high-quality as a piece of famous artwork and the wood itself is hand-selected hardwood that is milled to exacting specifications. Our skilled craftsmen are proud to make each set of plantation shutters as unique as each customer. The best part is that our plantation shutters can be made to cover your oval windows while fitting in with your current décor. Your home just may become the talk of the neighborhood! 

The orders for oval plantation shutters are coming in quickly; so, if you are looking for plantation shutters to go with your oval windows or you would like to learn more about our selection, don’t hesitate to get in touch! Our team members are fully trained and provide high-quality installation to complement and enhance our premium shutter selection.

To get in touch with Kirtz® Shutters about your next custom shaped shutters or window treatment project, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-416-6455. 

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Plantation Shutters For Doors

Plantation Shutters: A Treatment Not Just For Windows

Plantation shutters are certainly one of the best ways to brighten up a room while controlling the natural light, but did you know that you could also choose to dress up your doors with the same high quality wood shutters?

At Kirtz® we don’t just give you customized window treatments, however; instead we can help you turn your room into a work of art with matching plantation shutters all around. For a seamless look we’ll even be able to match the plantation shutters of your choosing with your own furniture, the wood trimming throughout the home, or other design elements in a room. We can also do anything from plain wood, staining, or glazing!

As seen in the photo above, many homeowners like to dress up their sunburst windows and doors with plantation shutters to achieve an elegant appearance, but other popular choices include adding them to French Doors or patio doors. The addition of shutters on doors rather than blinds helps to eliminate the annoying banging of the blinds as the doors open and closes.

The nice part about plantation shutters on the doors is that, just like with the windows, they aren’t just beautiful, but functional! Homeowners can choose to let outside light in or completely close the louvers for a darker room or to make use of indoor light only. Kirtz® offers customers the ability to decide between 2 ½ inch, 3 ½ inch, or 4 ½ louvers which makes a difference in how much the user sees beyond the room they’re in when the shutters are opened.

If you’re in the market for plantation shutters for your doors let us help give you something elegant and long lasting. You can give Kirtz® a call at 1-800-416-6455 or by clicking right here to get started on your next customized shutter project.