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Plantation Shutter Components Anatomy

Plantation window shutters can be seen everywhere now, but most people have no idea about their basic components. While they come in different designs, the anatomy of every unit is practically similar to the next.


Parts of a Shutter Panel

1.Top and Bottom Rail

These are essentially the frame of the shutter which at the top and bottom of a shutter panel provides form, structure, and stability. They are variable depending on the height of the panel and the number of blades required. The louvers run parallel to the top and bottom rails.

2.Mid or Divider Rail

This is a frame piece that runs through the center of the shutter. Not all shutters will have a divider rail, though. For those that do, however, the top and bottom louvers (above and below the divider rail) will operate independently from one another. This can offer more control for light and privacy.



These are the 'slats' of the shutters. On plantation shutters, we have different sizes of blades, which can be matched according to your customized shutters.

4.Tilt Rod

The tilt rod is usually in the center of the shutter, but it can also be toward the side or hidden toward the rear. The tilt rod controls how you open and close the louvers of the shutter which will links the shutters louvers together and allows all louvers linked by that particular rod to open and close in unison.


The Shutter stiles are the upright, vertical sections of solid wood. The shutter louvers rotate between the shutter stiles.

About Goodwood Shutters

Xiamen Goodwood is the leading China manufacturer and supplier of plantation shutters, producing interior wooden shutter components, painted/unpainted poly shutter components and use our own components for assembling shutters to ensure superior quality from material to finish shutters and make price competitive in this industry. We have already build good business relationships with some shutter companies in Australia, the United States, Canada, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Europe.

If you are plantation shutter distributors, interior window shutter wholesalers or bespoke shutters retailers, please feel free to contact us. Goodwood focus working with a few clients, and offer 100% support to each one. No only the bespoke shutters are available, we have a strong sourcing department and engineers to support your any special requirement and development. We are not only your supplier, but your partner and technical supporter. Goodwood commit to provide customers with excellent service, satisfactory quality and competitive prices, help you expand your market and save plantation shutters cost!