Shutter Anatomy

9 Additional Ways to Make Your Home Distinctive

There are unlimited options when it comes to creating your unique Timberlane Shutters. Take a look at these 9 additional ways you can make your home distinctive by modifying the various elements of a shutter.

anatomy of an exterior shutter image

  1. SHUTTER CAPPING: Prevents water from collecting on top of the shutter
    and seeping down into the joint. Historically, joints fail due to moisture, and our capping will prevent this from happening to your new shutters. Aluminum capping is standard with all shutters. Copper capping is also available for a nominal charge.
  2. RAIL: The horizontal cross pieces of the shutter which determine its panel configuration, character, and overall look. Each rail ends in a tenon that fits into an opening in the stile.
  3. STILE: The upright, vertical sections of a shutter. Stiles have rectangular openings (mortises) into the tenons of the rails.
  4. DECORATIVE CUTOUT: A distinctive design cut into a panel to create a unique effect. Timberlane offers over 100 standard templates, or you can design your own for more personalization.
  5. TILT-ROD: Used to move working louvers open or closed, the rod is often decorative on shutters today.
  6. OVERLAP RABBETING: Also known as “ship-lap,” this feature provides an added degree of historical detail and makes the shutter fully functional, as the shutters overlap when closed.
  7. BEADING DETAIL: A decorative touch incised down the back of the rabbeted stile to add character to the shutter.
  8. MOUSE HOLES: The notches that house the ends of the tilt-rod when in a resting position.
  9. CONFIGURATION: The layout of panel and/or louver sections, which is determined by how the rail placement divides the frame into segments.

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