Entries by heather

How to Update Room Finishes with a Plantation Shutter

Although we have many clients moving into new homes, we’ve been seeing more and more clients who are choosing to stay put and update an existing home.   A challenging update those who remodel face is how to bring in new finish colors that complement the existing mill-work, not compete with it.   We help clients accomplish this  with a few different […]

Kirtz Shutter Craftsmanship; what a quality finish adds to your custom shutter

Without a quality finish on  a custom shutter, the value created by using a high quality wood, and rigorous construction standards would be minimized.   Let’s take a look at how Kirtz Shutters achieves a  quality finish on our custom shutters.  Linear Priming (painted shutters only) Components of our painted maple shutter are primed in lineal form.  By priming […]

Kirtz Shutter Craftmanship; assembling a quality custom shutter

The assembly department is responsible for turning lengths of components into a plantation shutter. First, all parts are cut to length according to the exact specifications for your custom shutter.  After parts are cut, they are placed onto a cart with job sheets that details each opening in the order. At Kirtz we take a few extra steps […]

Kirtz Shutter Craftmanship; Making the parts makes the difference for your custom shutters

Hardwood shutters by Kirtz start at our factory as raw lumber.  We typically buy direct from the best lumber mills across the country, with a great deal of our lumber coming from the Northern US. Lumber goes through the following process to become parts for your plantation shutters. All lumber is tested upon arrival for proper dryness.  Using […]

Painted Custom Shutters… Why Use Maple?

At Kirtz we like to do things different, not just simply for the sake of being different, but because we want to bring something above average and a little special to our customers.  In our painted plantation shutter, that something special is the wood we use. The founder of our company was a woodworker, in fact […]