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Coppell Woodworks, Inc. Wood Planatation Shutter Parts

Shutter Parts Drawing Sunburst Louvers Top Rail Louvers Divider Rail Outer Stile Inner Stile Bottom Rail Tilt Rod Sunburst Transom

Custom Wood Plantation Shutter Louvers:
The quality, hardwood louvers swivel on nylon pegs, and a special tension screw (not visible in the diagram) allows you to change the adjustment tension from time to time so they will stay exactly where you put them.

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Custom Wood Plantation Shutter Tilt Rods:
The rod which connects all of a panel's louvers is called a Tilt Rod. It allows you to quickly and conveniently adjust all of the louvers. A tension screw (which is not visible in the diagram) keeps the louvers at the desired angle until you decide to adjust them again.

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Custom Wood Plantation Shutter Sunburst:
This half-moon shape is commonly called a "Sunburst". If it is wider than it is tall, it is also called an "Eyebrow Arch". By opening the louvers you can achieve spectacular effects with natural light while protecting your privacy.

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Custom Wood Plantation Shutter Sunburst Louvers:
The louvers in a sunburst or eyebrow arch are fully functional, but they must be adjusted by hand (since they don't all move in a straight line). For natural light with privacy, open the sunburst louvers while keeping the plantation shutter louvers closed.

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Custom Wood Plantation Shutter Stiles:
The wooden piece on each side of a plantation shutter panel is called a Stile. The stile which fits against the side of your window is rectangular in cross-section, but the one which meets in the middle can be "rabbetted" so there is an overlap to block light. Each stile has a decorative "bead" moulded along one edge.

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Custom Wood Plantation Shutter Top Rails:
The wooden piece at the top of each plantation shutter panel is called a Top Rail. While the top and bottom rails are normally the same size, they don't have to be. The sizes can vary according to your preferences. Both top and bottom rails normally have a lip called an ogee (say it OH-gee) that allows the louvers to overlap the rails and prevent light leakage.

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Custom Wood Plantation Shutter Divider Rails:
Basically serves the same purpose as the top and bottom rails except is located in the center of the plantation shutter panel. The advantage of divider rails are the top and bottom sets of louvers can each be operated individually. Divider rails can be placed anywhere within the plantation shutter panel that a louver can be placed and is commonly located at a natural break in the window.

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Custom Wood Plantation Shutter Bottom Rails:
The wooden piece at the bottom of each plantation shutter panel is called a Bottom Rail. Along with its partner at the top, the rails are doweled and glued for strength. While they are often the same height, bottom and top rails can be different sizes to meet the "Custom" look you are trying to achieve. Each piece of rail stock is selected from quality American hardwood and inspected to insure that it is resistant to warping and twisting.

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Custom Wood Plantation Shutter Transom:
The cross bar between the top of the plantation shutters and the bottom of the sunburst is called a Transom. It provides a "finished" look to the set, and also helps to stabilize the top of the plantation shutter panels.

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