Custom window shutters are ideal for homeowners who are searching for a beautiful, long-lasting interior window treatment. In particular, wood shutters are an excellent way to add timeless beauty to any room while also adding architectural value to the home. At Hayes Shutters, we take great pride in the high-quality custom shutters we manufacture, and if you are considering this type of window treatment for your home, we would love to speak to you. Contact us today to request a free in-home quote.

What makes wood shutters so great? From the frame to the body, there are several key components that work together to provide a window treatment that is as beautiful as it is durable and functional. Check out a few of these components below.

Shutter Frame and Body Components


A well-crafted frame is critical to the functionality and longevity of a window shutter. Not only does it support the other shutter components, it is also essential for ensuring the louvers have enough clearance on the backside of the panel to open and close without being obstructed. A few important frame components include:

  • Upper and lower rails. Horizontal panels which form the top and bottom sections of a wood shutter frame.
  • Stile. Vertical wooden rails that form the side members of a shutter frame.
  • Divider rail. The horizontal center panel that divides the frame into an upper and lower section.

These parts are typically joined together by a dovetail joint or by pins, and they all work together to form a sturdy frame that will allow you to enjoy the beauty and easy operation of your shutters for years to come.


Forming the body of the shutter, the panel consists of all the interior members of the shutter. Many of these pieces are adjustable, providing homeowners with the ability to adjust the amount of air and light let in by the shutter. These panel components are also critical for adjusting the level of privacy the shutter provides. The main panel components include:

  • Louvers. These are the adjustable horizontal blades which form the bulk of the shutter body.
  • Louver pins. Small, round dowels that attach each individual louver to the vertical stile on either side of the shutter frame.
  • Tilt Bar. The vertical rod that is attached to the edge of each louver, allowing for up and down movement to open and close the shutter.

Louvers are available in several different sizes, allowing you to customize the appearance of the shutters. Popular widths are 2.5 inches, 3.5 inches, and 4.5 inches. If you have small windows or a shallow window sill, you will need a more narrow louver. If you prefer that your shutters provide an unobstructed view while letting in as much natural light as possible, a wider louver will be your best choice.

Custom Window Shutter Manufacturer

Are you ready to purchase custom window shutters for your home? If so, then Hayes Shutters is here for you. Our knowledgeable team will gladly walk you through every step of the process to ensure that each component of your shutters meets your light, ventilation, and privacy needs. We combine old-world craftsmanship with new-world technology to create one-of-a-kind interior shutters that are sure to create an air of sophistication in your home. Give us a call at 706-671-2837 to learn more!