What Makes Shaker Style Shutters?

Yasmeen 1/15/2021 9:59:24 AM Shutter Styles
Solid interior shutters are comprised of solid wooden panels, providing the most light blockage, insulation, and noise reduction of any shutter style. The solid panel shutters on our website feature solid raised panels, with a raised insert and beveled edges creating more dimension and design to the solid panels.

By special order, we can also provide shaker style interior shutters. Shaker style refers to a simpler, minimalist design with clean lines and a flat insert, not raised. The difference between solid raised and flat solid shaker style wood shutters is only in the aesthetic preference.


Shaker style panels can also be slightly narrower, as there is a minimum width of 10” needed to create the raised profile in a solid raised panel shutter. Flat solid shaker panels can be slightly narrower by special request, with a minimum of about 8” width.


Shaker style shutters are often used for DIY projects, not just as a window covering. This may include closet doors, kitchen cabinet doors, or doors to cover any unsightly open storage nook, etc.

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You can opt for full height panels, tier on tier style where the upper and lower panels operate independently, or half solid panels, where the bottom is the raised or shaker style solid panel, and the top is louvered. Check out the Solid Raised section of our online shop to view all available styles.

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If your preference is shaker style shutters, you can simply proceed through the design steps for a solid raised shutter and include a note in the Special Notes box requesting “flat solid shaker” style. We can make this change on our end after your order is placed. We will send a follow up email for you to confirm the special order, at no additional cost, and even provide a CAD drawing for you to review and approve the final shutter design.

Solid panel shutters are available in 10 standard paint colors and 9 standard stain colors. We also offer custom color matching to any color in the current Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore swatch deck, or any color swatch you can mail to us! Contact us to inquire on custom color matching surcharges and to discuss the manufacturing lead time for a custom color shutter.

For a smooth paint finish, opt for our Classic Poplar Hardwood or Designer Collection. For a deeper grain and textured finish, where the wood grain is still visible through the paint, you can choose our Premium Elm Hardwood.


Premium Elm Hardwood – Flat Solid Shaker Style Shutter (Wood grain and texture may vary).

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As with any DIY project, our shutter experts are here to help guide you on the best choices to bring your vision to life, and to ensure a good fit and easy install! Contact us today with any questions.

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