Shutters by Lafayette are manufactured from North American hardwoods
such as basswood and poplar. Resistance to shrinkage and warpage
make North American hardwoods an ideal wood window treatment.
Each shutter panel is constructed with a top rail, bottom rail
and someimtes, a divider rail. Rails will vary in width, depending
on the louver size and finished panel length. The rail thickness
will always be either 5/8" for a 3/4" stile, or 7/8"
for a 1 1/16th stile. The face width will be 1 1/4" for a traditional
3/4" stile and 2" for a plantation 1 1/16" stile.
Center rails will be inserted or request for no charge even if not
required by panel length limitations. See product data pages for
requirements on divider rails. Tension adjusting screws will be
added to plantation horizontal louvered panels upon request or as
deemed necessary by Lafayette. Shutters with r 1/2" louvers
will have tension adjusting screws. Tension adjusting screws provide
more stability and strength to the shutter panel.
While providing a beautiful, lustrous finish with the deep glow
of fine lacquer, our finishing process employs waterborne enamels.
Utilizing state of the art equipment, this process is environmentally
friendly, surpassing the toughest E.P.A. regulations.
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