At Oakland Shutters, we exclusively use Basswood in the production of our hardwood shutters. Basswood is lighter in weight, clearer in appearance, and receives paint and stain better than other hardwoods. Sourced from the Linden Tree, Basswood is highly sustainable, and a favorite material for artisan-level woodworking and the building of musical instruments.
The light weight of Basswood is critical to our premium design objectives. Lighter weight makes for easier day-to-day use, less wear and tear on moving parts, less stress and torqueing on hinges, and less stress on existing jambs and millwork.