Paulownia FSC Wood
Quality hardwood shutters for the price of MDF
A Quality Wooden Shutter
Mortice & Tenon Joinery
Any Colour & Stain
Paulownia is a lightweight, strong and fast growing hardwood sourced from Northern Asia. The widely spaced growth rings in the timber mean it offers slightly less density than Basswood, so to compensate for this we treat it with a gesso coating (acrylic polymer base) prior to it going through our refined painting process.
Paulownia offers excellent dimensional stability due to it’s engineered core which greatly reduces the possibility of warping. It’s fine grain texture, knot–free appearance and low oil content make it the perfect timber for staining and painting.
We use Paulownia for all parts of the shutter including frame, stile, top and bottom rails, louvres and midrails. Paulownia is fully FSC Certified meaning it comes from a certified sustainable source.
The Paulownia material has a different style Clear View rod to the Basswood and PVC Shutters, which allows for more movement when the louvres open and close so as not to place strain on the wood.