4 Common Hardwoods to Consider When Shopping for Wood Shutters

4 Common Hardwoods to Consider When Shopping for Wood Shutters

4 Common Hardwoods to Consider When Shopping for Wood Shutters - Wasatch Shutter


You may be surprised to learn just how many options there are when it comes to plantation shutters. There are a variety of woods that can accommodate any style and design imaginable.

Take a look at the many different types of wood used to make the highest quality shutter window coverings.

  • Basswood: 

    A common hardwood used to manufacture shutters is basswood. This is a lightweight and durable wood that is guaranteed to provide quality light control and longevity.  Basswood also lends itself to versatile styles. It can be stained, painted, and cut to any shape and size.

  • Alder: 

    Alder is often used in rustic-style homes. This hardwood has radical grain and knot features, which will create a unique look in your home. Alder can be difficult to work with, so be sure to purchase your alder shutters from a reliable and experienced company.

  • Fine Woods: 

    If you want to upgrade your home or improve its resale value, then consider purchasing wood shutters that are made of  oak, maple, mahogany, cherry, pine, or another specialty wood. There’s no doubt these woods offer unmatched quality and your home will instantly reflect a classic and luxurious look.

  • Synthetic Woods – Thermalite and Ultratech: 

    If you want a luxury look but don’t want to spring for fine woods or basswood, then consider installing a synthetic shutter made from Thermalite or Ultratech. These faux woods are sturdy, waterproof, and flame-retardant. These qualities make synthetic wood shutters perfect for basements, children’s rooms, and other areas of the home that could benefit from a durable shutter.

At Wasatch Shutter Design, you’ll find all these woods and a host of quality window covering options, including plantation shutters, blinds, and shades. Visit our website for a peek at our inventory and get more information on how we guarantee our quality service. Call us at (801) 466-6668 for estimates or to speak with a representative about our products.

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