We have to say, our Basswood shutters are simply stunning, basswood has been used in manufacturing these shutters since 2011. As with all materials used, these real wood timbers are selected based on specifications to ensure nothing short of perfect plantation shutters for our customers. All our materials specification criteria have been made using this Basswood as the benchmark.

The Basswood is hand-selected by expert forestry teams, to ensure each length is perfect for our needs. We are proud to say that this basswood is FSC certified, which means that you can be confident in knowing that your shutters are sustainably sourced and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

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100% hardwood window shutters

At South East Shutters our Basswood shutters are exactly what we say they are, unlike some suppliers, our bespoke shutters are manufactured from 100% basswood, we use full basswood frames as well as shutter panels to provide the ultimate in strength and build quality. 

Our experts have looked into the best quality shutter materials, we have steered away using MDF frames with our Basswood shutter panels as this eliminates any benefits found from using a basswood shutter, as the frame is the structural backbone of all of our shutters. To provide a strong and stable base for our hinge points, we recommend using a hardwood frame, where the screws bite into the grain of the real wood, providing a better solution than MDF shutters.

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The original wooden plantation shutters

Did you know? Basswood is known as the industry standard for hardwood shutters, it has been used to manufacture shutters and blinds through out the world for over 30 years. From the USA to Europe, Australia and China all manufacturers regard Basswood as the hardwood of choice when making real wood shutters.

Because of this popularity, Basswood is becoming harder to source. It’s a slow-growing tree, which is monitored and controlled by forestry councils to ensure its sustainability. Due to the demand and slow tree growth, it carries a higher price than similar hardwoods such as Poplar.

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Basswood compared to other shutter materials

With many years of experience behind us in working with Basswood shutters we can be confident with the quality. It is a beautiful wood to work with and from shutter manufacture to installation we have great results time and time again. The straight grain of the basswood, mean the wood is stable and make it highly resistant to any warping.

A perfect solution for large windows, such as a bay windows, the lightweight advantages of Basswood shutters over heavier materials provide a high-quality, longer-lasting solution than any other shutter materials. When compared to MDF shutters, Basswood outperforms on every level, from its weight through to its strength and finish, you can see and feel the benefits of real wood.

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Basswood shutter colours and finishes

Basswood is a naturally light coloured wood, with a pale, slightly yellow tone which is well suited to take any wood stain or coloured paint finish. Once sanded and fully prepared, the finish on our shutters is both perfectly smooth and uniform. 

Our experts can colour match the Basswood shutters to match any paint or stain finish.  A great solution if you are looking to match with existing features in your home.

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Special shaped shutters

Beautiful unique Special shaped shutters crafted in basswood which can be carved and molded exquisitely making it perfect for handcrafted circle / shaped shutters.
Perfect for special shaped shutters, and with Basswood being a most stable material for all shutter styles, it is ideal for full height shutters, tier on tier and cafe style shutters.
Whatever the style, shape or design shutter you are looking for to complete your home, our Basswood shutters will provide you with the perfect solution, perfectly built to provide years of style.