wormy chestnut-plantation shutters

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!


Woven Wood Shades As An Alternative To Plantation Shutters

If You Don’t Want Plantation Shutters, Try Woven Wood Shades

Plantation shutters are sought after in many households to bring a certain elegance and charm, but not everyone wants every room in their home to have the windows have such a heavy look. It’s understandable that some people may desire a more delicate design rather than plantation shutters, but yet still want materials that offer a natural look and feel. Luckily, in this case Kirtz® has many other options available to suit the needs of those searching for something a little more subtle.

Aside from plantation shutters, our woven wood shades are a fantastic choice for dressing up many windows in your house! Just like our plantation shutters, our woven wood shades are also carefully crafted into stunning functional treatments.

They offer a subtle texture to your window treatments and can also be very flattering under draperies so you don’t have to give up your curtains if you’re partial to them. If you don’t have curtains, valances, or drapes at all that’s perfectly fine, as well. These shades, when placed alone will provide a perfectly streamlined look.

Another wonderful aspect about the natural reeds and grass materials of Kirtz® woven wood shades is that they can be utilized in many different design styles as they can be made in different colors. Thus, whether you have rustic décor or modern, we can make the woven wood shades work for you.

So, if plantation shutters just don’t fit your style, there’s no need to worry, simply consider woven wood shades instead. We offer custom work to fit your needs and we would be happy to help you decide which design will be best for your home project. You can get in touch with us by clicking here to view our choices of shades or give Kirtz® a call at 1-800-416-6455 if you’re ready to get started.