Discriminating homeowners deserve the opportunity to accentuate their windows with Lifetime Shutters, the finest shutters available. The luxurious Sussex line is nothing short of exquisite. Masterfully crafted from premium basswood and other hardwoods, Sussex Shutters are designed to beautifully complement any window in the most distinguished style.
Like any home investment, only shutters of exceptional quality will provide long-term value and increase appreciation. Lifetime Shutters ensures the beauty and durability of our shutters through the finest materials, handcrafting processes, advanced technology and quality control systems.
Some of these processes are enduring traditions of furniture craftmanship, while others are special innovations designed to improve the long-term performance and appearance of our shutters.
Optimize your shutters design by choosing from an assortment of classic and sophisticated paints. Whatever your preference, you are sure to find the perfect hue to complement your décor like nothing before.
The finest heirloom furniture is made with quater-sawn wood to ensure generations of durability, and so are all Sussex Shutters louvers. In quater-sawing, the wood is harvested from tree logs in a way that makes it less susceptible to inherent cupping, twisting and warping. This method gives the wood remarkable strength and stability.
One of the hallmarks of fine timber shutters crafting is employing the right joint for the job at hand. At Lifetime Shutters, we recognize that the sheer and racking forces endured by shutters dictate the use of robust mortise-and-teen joinery.
The secret to a handsome and durable shutters finish really isn't a secret at all. It takes multiple sequences of sanding with progressively finer sandpaper to open the pores ot the wood for coating and to smooth the surfaces. Each wooden shutters layer is coated with thin layers of high-quqlity stain or paint. This labor-intensive process is the only way to achieve the translucent, deep finish of our handcrafted plantation shutters.
Lifetime Shutters is the only shutters manufacturer to employ our exclusive Prescription Wood Conditioning technique to reduce post-installation shrinking and swelling inherent to any wood products including timber shutters.
Our wood conditioning specialists determine the humidity of each customer's home location. The wood for the shutters order is dried to conditions emulating that of the final installation location. Drying to the proper environmental conditions ensures that shutters will close tightly, without gaps, and the result is a more solid and beautiful wooden shutter for years to come.
A well-crafted shutter closes solidly, does not have unsightly gaps, and stays that way year in and year out. We are the only shutters manufacturer to compensate for wood's tendency to deform by using reinforced wood stiles with multiple layers bonded with pressure, heat and proprietary chemical formulation. This imparts an intense level of durability to the cores of our stiles and results in a robust support system for your shutters panels.
Any possible shutters shape, many with operable louvers and panels that open for window cleaning:
Track System Wooden Shutters - for sliding panel applications.
French Door Cutout Shutters - for handle and doorknob access.
Exclusive frames allow specialty shutters shapes to combine with rectangle windows.