Bahama shutters provide the look and feel of the tropical isles. Because they are hinged at the top of your window like an awning, bahamas provide shade from the sun while allowing maximum visability and you will often see a center vertical stile used for added stability. The Bahamas are 1 5/8” thick to allow the louvers to be angled at 45 degrees The louvers are 3/8” thick and are placed in ½” deep routed grooves in the stiles. We dowel the joints using two 2” x ½” dowels, and glue those using Titebond 3 waterproof glue and then we use 4” deck screws at the joints for added durability.
* Bahama shutters are also offered with operable louvers.