What kind of material do you use for the shutters?
We use the kiln-dried basswood. The best hard wood available for shutters and blinds. A lot of our competitors use Cedar to build their shutters. Obviously, we don't. Why not? Cedar shutters mill and finish nicely, but color often varies greatly during staining which means that two identically -prepared sets of shutters can look completely different side by side and ruin the look of a room.
Cedar is also soft and can dent and scratch easily. This also means that tilt bar staples and hinges (two integral shutter components) do not hold well. Cedar wood shutters just do not offer the durability and uniform finish that you will get from Basswood shutters.
Basswood interior wood shutters are very hard, straight and durable, and have a fine uniform texture with an indistinct grain. Basswood machines well and is easy to work, and screws and glues well and can be sanded and stained to a smooth finish. It dries fairly rapidly with little distortion. Because of this, all of our wood shutters have fantastic dimensional stability when dry.
We also carry the Vinyl and PVC shutters.