The name Basswood is derived from the inner bark, or “bast” of the tree which was used by Native Americans to make rope. Basswood is one of the most versatile hardwoods available in the United States because its natural color is a light creamy-white and the wood is readily adaptable and moldable to almost any application. It is because of this versatility that Basswood is used in shutter manufacturing since it can be either painted or stained depending on the needs or desires of the customer.
While Basswood looks very nice painted and works out well in those situations, most of our customers do not have us use Basswood when they have a painted finish. For painted shutters our customers prefer the HDF because it is less expensive.
Basswood has a smooth, clear grain structure which, when staining, gives the shutters a classical or traditional look and feel. There are no open knots in Basswood so if the rustic knotty look is what you are after you may want to consider Knotty Alder.
The light, natural color of Basswood makes it very versatile when staining. Stain colors can vary from the lightest maple to the darkest cherry or oak color. No matter what stain color you have
Basswood can be stained to match which gives you the beauty and natural variation of a hardwood combined with the ability to select the exact stain color that matches your décor.
Because Basswood does not have a distinct grain structure and its natural color is so light, Basswood is also a nice mimicker of other natural hardwoods like Cherry and Oak. Our stain can be custom tinted to match almost any color. Since the natural grain of Basswood is so light the wood can be stained to match almost any species or color of hardwood. While it is possible to make Cherry or Oak shutters most of our customers prefer not to pay the premium that would be charged for those woods especially since it is the color they are really looking for and not the expense.
A top seller in the industry, basswood shutters have enjoyed increasing popularity due to their high-quality design and affordable pricing. Key benefits of basswood shutters include:
If you want your basswood shutters to be painted or if you want them to be cut in a certain way, we can happily accommodate all of your needs. We sell them both finished and unfinished as well as fully framed. All you need to do is ask.
Get Quality Second to None with Basswood Shutters
When you shop with Stanfield Shutter, you can count on genuine basswood plantation shutters designed with solid basswood. We do not take it lightly and we do all of the work necessary to make sure that you get the benefits of a warp-resistant, strong material with ideal textures for an attractive appearance.
It goes beyond that. With true basswood shutters, you get shutters that will last for years without severely fading or warping, maintaining their original shape and design. If they fade slightly due to sun exposure, they can easily be re-stained so that they will be good as new.
What’s So Special About Basswood Shutter Assembly?
Basswood shutters are not assembled like other shutters. Instead, we use dowel joinery, which significantly increases its durability and extends its life. By using adjustable tensioning screws on each panel, we achieve louver tilting tension. Depending on where you would like to put your shutters, we may use heavy duty hinges pre-mounted to the shutter panels (not the frame) for proper installation.
Save Energy & Take Your Home Design to the Next Level
With Basswood shutters, you can take your home design to the next level. More importantly for some, though, you can also save a significant amount on your energy bills. By keeping heat in during the winter and the excess heat out in the summer, basswood shutters can keep you comfortable.
You don’t have to spend money on new windows just yet. If you plan to invest in double-pane windows later on, they can certainly add to the efficiency of basswood shutters. However, they can act on their own if you give them a chance.
If you are interested in basswood shutters, we will send one of our experienced technicians to your home. They will take all of the appropriate measurements and ensure that we have the color, style, and size that you want. Then we can properly mount your shutters for maximum effectiveness. When we walk out of your house, your shutters will be fully installed and ready for use.
Basswood is one of the few hardwoods that combines durability and beauty in the best way, which makes it ideal for your wood shutters. The fine texture of basswood gives your shutters a high-quality look and smooth feel. They can be sanded, painted, or stained while keeping their smooth finish, adding a touch of luxury to your home’s interior or exterior.
Thanks to the lightweight nature of basswood, it is warp-resistant. This means it won’t warp or twist when it is exposed to moisture in the air. It is also known to be one of the straightest hardwoods out there. This unique hardwood is not only lightweight, but it is also incredibly strong and durable, making it a great choice for wooden plantation shutters.
Basswood shutters are constructed from a thicker material than curtains and therefore help with temperature control in your home. When closed, basswood shutters prevent heat from getting in. And in cold months, basswood shutters act as a barrier to the cold temperatures outside and stop heat from escaping through your windows. This will not only help with temperature control, but also help with energy efficiency and utility bills.
Maintain your basswood shutters and keep them looking beautiful with frequent cleaning. Dust your basswood shutters routinely to keep them looking great. You can also wipe them down with a dry, microfiber cloth damped with a bit of wood oil or polish to have them looking as new as the day you purchased them.