Attractive Sliding Plantation Shutters as Doors
DIY Shutters offers a somewhat unique system for using plantation shutter doors and for doorways.
It is typically a robust dual track system which does not need a bottom track. Imported systems use and require a bottom track as part of the ‘boxed-in’ design, which impedes access through the doorway.
The ‘plantation shutter doors’ system also comes with a deep pelmet. The panels are not usually ‘boxed-in’ like imported systems, which are made that way so it can be pushed against the opening as an enclosed unit, rather than an overhead system which is firmly fixed to the wall.
DIY Shutters sliding door arrangement is integrated with the building and is not ‘overdone’ – kept simple and clean. It may be possible for some light to come through between the panels and the architrave at a very low angle of incidence, but this can be blocked off if desired by attaching a light strip at either end. Usually however, this is unnecessary (the photo #2119a does not have light- block strips).