I have another business called Shuttercraft which offers a full measuring and installation service for plantation shutters in Ireland. This initially involves calling to customers homes with samples and carrying out a survey of their windows.
In the ten years we’ve been carrying out home surveys, we could count on one hand the number of times we have been asked by customers, one of the most important questions relating to the actual shutters themselves;
WHAT KIND OF JOINT IS HOLDING THE SHUTTER PANEL TOGETHER?
It’s understandable. As long as the sample isn’t loose around the joints, it isn’t an issue many think important. However if you have a six or seven foot wide window with bi-folding shutter panels, believe me it’s probably the most important factor in determing the quality of shutter you are buying and how long those shutters are going to last.
Chances are the joint is made using either wooden dowels or it’s a mortise & tenon constructed joint. Ask any cabinet maker worth his salt and he’ll tell you the mortise & tenon joint cannot be beaten, mainly due to it’s increased surface area which allows for greater glue adhesion.
AT SHUTTERPLUS WE ONLY USE MORTISE & TENON JOINTS IN OUR SHUTTER PANELS.
Built strong to last long I suppose you could say.
Don’t forget to ask!
5 December 2011