Intelligent Shutter Design – It’s in Every Shutter We Build
Four critical joinery details are important in the design of a quality, well-made real-wood shutter panel. In each of these, wooden shutter panels from O’Hair combine time-honored methods of construction with computer-controlled precision (+/- .005″) resulting in panels built to last for the life of your home.
Mortise and Tenon Joinery
Our mortise and tenon joint design allows for maximum glue surface area. Wet-to-wet glue application plus special “draw-tight” assembly screws result in optimal intimate contact and excellent joint strength.
Monolithic Louver Tenons
Louvers pivot on tenons that are formed from the louver profile itself. The resulting monolithic grain structure of each tenon provides the strongest pivot design in the industry.
The louver at the middle of each tilt rod receives brass bushings for preset tension. In addition, screws are applied to retain the stiles and to allow adjustment of tilting action. Louvers are thus sure to hold any desired tilt position.
Continuous Tilt Rod Linkage
A common problem never seen in a shutter panel from O’Hair is detached louvers due to tile rod staples that pulled out. Instead, a continuous aluminum linkage thoroughly glued into the back of the tilt rod provides extraordinary strength. The connecting louver staples made of #304 stainless are deep set for decades of trouble free service.