Boston Premium Plantation Shutters: An Overview
Basswood, which is used throughout Boston Premium is among the straightest of hardwoods with a fine uniform texture and indistinct grain. It can be sanded and stained to a smooth finish, and one of its most important characteristics is it is lightweight yet very strong.
Basswood is classed as a hardwood and comes from the Linden family of trees, a long way from oak both in hardness and weight it is nevertheless ideal for the manufacture of shutters. Basswood is naturally a medium density timber giving good resistance to knocks and bumps Basswood shutters are well suited to areas where extra durability is required either around the home or for commercial premises. This range can be made to your special requirements with different thickness stiles and rails or even louvers. Basswood has been selected for use in blinds and shutters, due to its many qualities including its resistance to bowing and warping when kiln dried, which is part of the manufacturing process when basswood is kiln dried to about 10% moisture, with the goal of reducing reducing the incidence of movement - warpage
All Shapes, all colours and all options are available in Boston Premium Basswood Shutters.
Curved shapes. Solid panels, fixed louvres, special colours all are available. Several stains and even matt finish too.
Very Few, but being wood and while strong it's not as robust as others if maximum ruggedness is sought; nor in painted form as colour fast as some other options.
Not good in high humility zones See Hollywood.