Luxurious Natural Beauty
Sophisticated and unique, with real hardwood’s unmistakable natural beauty and luxury. The Paulownia hardwood in Normandy® stained shutters offers luxurious wood graining with elegant natural characteristics exhibiting both depth and character.
All Normandy® hardwoods are prescription wood conditioned for extraordinary durability and exhibit one of the best strength to weight ratios among all wood type shutters.
Any shape. Any size. Any color.
Windows come in all shapes and sizes. Normandy® offers a wide range of customization options to fit your personal style. Whether it is a triangle, round or sunburst, we haven’t met a window that we can’t cover. With a multitude of standard colors and a custom color option to match your wall color or furniture, your design possibilities are endless.
Built for a Lifetime
Traditionally used in demanding furniture and building construction, the mortise & tenon joints featured in Normandy® are designed to withstand decades of shear and racking stress to ensure the prolonged quality of a shutter. The joint is crafted out of a mortise cut through the wood and a hearty tenon, which fits snugly into the mortise. The precision crafting creates a tight lock, without the need for extra screws or fasteners.
Beauty Beyond the Surface
A well-crafted shutter closes solidly, does not have unsightly gaps, and stays that way year in and year out. To accomplish this, each part of the shutter must be stable and can resist twisting and bowing. With the unique engineered stiles, multiple layers of wood are bonded together with pressure, heat, and polymer. The proprietary process imparts an intense level of stability and structural integrity to the cores and results in a robust support system for your shutters.
Quality in Every Detail
The patented wood drying techniques, Prescription Wood Conditioning®, are designed to reduce shrinking and swelling of each Normandy® shutter. Our wood conditioning specialists determine the humidity conditions of each customer’s home location. The wood is dried to conditions emulating those of the final location. Drying to the proper environmental conditions ensures that shutters will close tightly, without gaps, and the result is a more solid and beautiful shutter for years to come.
Enjoy Your View
InvisibleTilt™, the embedded gear and pinion system, enables seamless louver tilting without a tilt rod for a more streamlined and modern appearance. Traditional “hidden tilt” systems hide a bar in the back of the panel, fastened by screws that loosen over time. This results in the panels closing unevenly and allowing light to creep in, plus wear and tear from loose screws scraping against your frame.
This breakthrough technology has no extra screws or fasteners that can eventually rattle, rust, bend, break or scuff over time. Its precise control over the louvers allows for tighter and more consistent closure throughout, while ensuring wider and more unobstructed views.
Luxurious & Resilient
The secret to a handsome and durable shutter finish really isn’t a secret at all. It takes multiple sequences of sanding with progressively finer sandpaper to open the pores of the wood for coating and smoothing the surfaces. Each layer is finely coated with high-quality stain or paint. This labor-intensive process is the only way to achieve the translucent, deep finish of a Normandy® Shutter.
OSMO Stain Finish
OSMO is a safe and eco-friendly finish made from natural plant oils and vegetable waxes, free from common paints and stains’ harmful substances. In a palette of on-trend colors, OSMO amplifies wood’s natural grain for intensely character-rich louvers. OSMO penetrates deeply, for durability and rich color that goes beyond the surface and protects against degradation over time. Beauty is more than skin deep.
Our best materials and technologies combined with every imaginable option to truly create furniture for your windows.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are Normandy® shutters made of?
Normandy® Shutters are made from 100% premium solid hardwoods that have been sustainably farmed and harvested. The wood is climatized to the moisture content of where it will be installed and constructed utilizing advanced woodworking techniques such as engineered stiles and mortise and tenon joinery to ensure a lifetime of enjoyment.
What are the benefits of real hardwood Shutters?
One of the true benefits of real hardwood shutters is exhibited when a stained finish is selected allowing the natural beauty and elegance of the wood to be on display. The Paulownia hardwood in Normandy® stained shutters offers luxurious wood graining with elegant natural characteristics. The lighter weight of real hardwood shutters also allows for wider single panel widths for more unobstructed views.
How many colors do Normandy® Shutters come in?
Normandy® Shutters come in over 50 standard solids and stains plus an unlimited number of design possibilities with the custom color matching program.
Why are hardwood shutters called plantation shutters?
While the existence of shutters date back to ancient Greece it is believed the term plantation shutters originates from shutters being utilized on the large “plantation style” homes in the Southeast region of the U.S. The term today is generally used to refer to any type of exterior or interior shutter.