Rabbeting, also known as “shiplap,” is milled to supply an added degree of historical detail or to make shutters truly functional. We mill the outer edge of each shutter’s stile so that, when closed, one shutter overlaps the other. Shutter rabbeting typically provides a tighter fit and more efficient light blockage.
Shutter beading (as a complement to rabbeting) is a decorative detail, a beading cut on the back of the rabbeted stile. This decorative bead is available in 1/4″ and 3/8″ diameters.