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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!

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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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Oak Plantation Shutters With Hand Rubbed Glazed Finish

Plantation Shutters: Custom finished

Do you love the charming look of plantation shutters? If so, you’re not the only one as they’re actually loved by many different people for many different reasons. In fact, plantation shutters are often referred to as one the most versatile window coverings due to the many options available. The appeal of long-lasting, beautiful hardwood makes them desirable for both the traditional aesthetics of the wood colorings as they were found in nature and also for those with various finishes.

What makes us different? At Kirtz® we don’t just give you a window treatment; however, instead we like to turn your windows into a work of art as we match the plantation shutters of your choosing with your own furniture, the wood trimming throughout the home, or other design elements in a room.

In truth, one of the best ways that our craftsman can make your plantation shutters more personalized is by carefully manipulating the color or finish of the hand-crafted wood to match a homeowner’s own décor. As seen in the photo above, the oak plantation shutters have a hand rubbed glazed finish that were custom finished to blend with the homeowner’s décor.

Just as the oak from which the wood came from these plantation shutters stand the test of strength and endurance. If you’re a lover of oak wood then you’ll understand when we say that there’s just something magical about that handcrafted wood which speaks right to the human soul with its unique, customized appeal.

If you’re in the market for something that portrays an elegant, sturdy look to your house or even just one room, we would be happy to help you with your next customized shutter project. We can do anything from plain wood, staining, or glazing! Contact Kirtz® at 1-800-416-6455 to get started with your project!

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A Seamless And Dramatic Flare With Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters For A Bold Room

Arched windows in any room are both aesthetically pleasing and they’re great for bringing in light. From both the inside and the exterior of the home they instantly create a focal point on the wall. When you’re enjoying your time in a room with such large windows you’re inevitably going to have moments when you may want to shut the light out, yet you’ll still desire to create a stunning space. Luckily, plantation shutters offer any room a unique way to change things up in just a few moments from opening them to closing them.

Visually speaking, next to painting a room, plantation shutters are like an instant makeover. Luckily, they can be anything from masculine, to breezy, or just plain gorgeous. It truly doesn’t matter which room in the home you wish to have plantation shutters. For example, imagine the study as shown in the picture above and how our plantation shutters worked well in the room to add drama, a rich atmosphere with a scholarly ambiance, and even a seamless color of cherry red.

Kirtz® shutters allow homeowners to take advantage of the opportunity to make any room in the house an experience. For the project in this study Kirtz® shutters helped to make the room very bold. Of course, we have many stylistic options that range in color, wood type, and final finishes.

If this regal look doesn’t suit your preferred style then we’d be happy to work with you on deciding what would fit. Browsing through our gallery will reveal some past projects we’ve completed which may spark inspiration for your own custom project.

If you’re one that does adore a seamless and dramatic flare with plantation shutters, as pictured above, we hope that you’ll contact Kirtz® for your next project. Even if you’d like something different, we’re open to the challenge. To get started with your next custom shutters design, we can be reached at 1-800-416-6455!

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Plantation Shutters That Take Stain Easily

The Best Plantation Shutters For Quick Staining

The truth about 85% of people is that they like variety. Whether it’s what to do over the weekend, the temperature in their home, or which elements to incorporate in their home’s interior design. For those that change their furniture or simple décor often, plantation shutters are one such element that can offer the stability of something in the room that doesn’t need to be removed, yet variable enough that they can match many styles. Staining is a technique that can be applied to any of our wooden shutters, but there are some woods that accept the stain more easily.

The top 5 shutters that take stain easily are:

  • Knotty Alder Plantation Shutters: A benefit of this hardwood is that it has no problems with sap or mineral streaks allowing it to have an even, uniform appearance in grain and color.
  • Ash Plantation Shutters: This wood can be made to blend with other woods, such as oak, by simply tweaking the stain. This is best achieved when using a medium to dark color, so that the natural pigments of the two woods don’t interfere with the finish.
  • Knotty Pine (Eastern White Pine) Plantation Shutters: This wood absorbs the stain easily, most often using a light stain color to highlight the knots and the warmth of the wood.
  • Mahogany Plantation Shutters: This wood not only accepts stain well, but when it does it has a lustrous quality. Dark, rich browns with red undertones are the most common complement to the natural beauty of this wood.
  • Wormy Chestnut Plantation Shutters: Wormy Chestnut does well with a simple, light stain to show off its beauty. A tobacco color, for example, nicely accents the wood’s unique characteristics.

If different, in a good way, is what you’re looking for to dress your windows then look no further than Kirtz® Shutters. We have something to suit every window design and every homeowner’s style. Not only do we make the plantation shutters custom to your home’s windows, but we can also make changes to the natural color of any wood you choose simply by staining! If you have a custom project in mind give us a call at 1-800-416-6455.