We use only 100% North American hardwood in the construction of our wood shutters because of its light weight, consistent color, hardness, structural stability and attractive grain.
Sound Forestry Techniques
We work only with foresters who practice sustainable forest management. Nearly twice as much hardwood grows as is harvested in the U.S. each year. The volume of hardwoods in American forests today is 90% larger than it was 50 years ago.
Preserving Our Natural Resources
Our Springs Window Fashion (SWF) wood facitly in Grayling, Michigan, consumes recycled sawdust and wood shavings, generating the heat required to dry lumber, for a completely self-sufficient manufacturing process. Our Reynosa, Mexico fabrication and finishing facility is 99.7% pollution-free, aboe the U.S. standard.
SWF Wood Facility in Grayling, Michigan
We have control over the quality of wood used - we control the process from green lumber to finished shutters. Hardwoods used in crafting Graber wood shutters are kiln-dried slowly to strict wood shutter specifications because structural change can occur when moiture is removed. Molding and sanding operations provide the highest quality surface, free of defects.
SWF Wood Fabrication and Finishing in Reynosa, Mexico
At our state-of-the-art finishing plant in Reynosa, Mexico, components are carefully sorted prior to fabrication for color uniformity and wood characteristics. We sort wood as an end user, rather than as a finishing vendor, taking out defects in a climate-controlled building. Each shutter is handmade by craftsmen to the client's custom needs. To finish the shutter, we use only high quality paints and stains; on-site certified color technicians provide both application and quality control.
What Makes Graber Shutters Different From the Rest?
Wood shutters are made from 100% North American hardwoods, the premier wood used in the construction of shutters
SWF wood facilities provide state-of-the-art technologies and processes
Expanded finish choices with unique staining process that showcases the natural grain of the wood
An outstanding selection of styles, louvers (including 4-1/2" size), frames and arches