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Our wood used in manufacture of custom wood shutters - Americal Yellow Poplar Custom wood shutters made of American Yellow Poplar trees

The interior shutters at Shutters Canada are constructed from hand selected premium American Yellow Poplar. It is from our inventory of hand selected premium American Yellow Poplar that our artisans hand-select only the stain grade Poplar for our custom stains.

Shutters Canada is not limited to American Yellow Poplar, for the more discriminating eye we can manufacture shutters from Oak, Pine and Maple.

We not only create the design that compliments your rooms, we offer custom staining and custom colour to match your cabinets, furniture or floor.

Enhancing the Environment
Young tree - American Yellow PoplarSuppose America stopped harvesting its trees to make lumber, plywood, paper, and other wood products. What effect would this have on our environment? Let's consider.

What would we use as a building material for homes and furniture? What would we use to print books and stationery? Would we substitute steel, aluminum, masonry, plastic, and other products? Buy wood from other countries? Or do without?

If we substituted non-wood building products, the environment would be the clear loser. Non-wood products are environmentally expensive. The supplies of ores and petroleum for their production are finite; once gone, they are gone forever. Wood, on the other hand, is a renewable resource from an endless supply of trees. Non-wood products require far more energy to manufacture than wood: nine times as much to make a steel stud as a wood stud, for example. That further depletes supplies of fossil fuels and coal. Not to mention increased pollution of the air and water, while adding to the potential for global warming through the greenhouse effect.

Wood is also the best insulator of all structural building materials, with millions of tiny air cells trapped within its cellular structure providing a barrier against heat and cold. An inch of wood is 15 times as efficient an insulator as concrete, 400 times as efficient as steel, and 1,770 times as efficient as aluminum. So, homes and other buildings built with wood require far less energy to heat and cool, thus conserving fossil fuels and coal. Another benefit of using wood is that it is reusable, recyclable, and biodegradable. Inorganic materials not only require excessive energy to produce, but also to recycle or dispose of them when their use has been terminated.

  Energy Use
GJ x 108
Greenhouse Gas
Equivelant CO2 (Tons)
Water Pollution
Index Value x 106
Resource Extraction
GJ x 105
4 750 1 30
7 1050 165 35
5.5 1300 5 60
Source: Athena, A Life Cycle Assessment Technology, Forintek Canada Corp.

Each American uses nearly 718 pounds of paper and 100 board feet of lumber and structural panel products annually. Some may ask if we running out of trees by harvesting so many of them for the needs of a swelling population? Not at all. Fortunately, the United States has some of the best tree-growing land in the world, and billions of tees are planted each year to sustain the forest. More wood is grown each year in the U.S. than is harvested or lost to disease, insects, and fire. Growth exceeds harvest by 28%. It's no surprise, then, that the nation has more trees today than it had 75 years ago, or that about a third of the entire United States - 747 million acres - is covered with trees. Or even the fact that this amount of forestland is two-thirds of what existed in pre-Columbian America some 500 years ago.

A major reason that trees are so plentiful in America is because people plant and grow them for use as wood products. These trees also provide important environmental benefits, ranging from windbreaks, shade, and soil stabilization to pure aesthetics, wildlife habitat, plus improved air and water quality. Forests are oxygen factories and greenhouse exchangers. Growing just one pound of wood in a vigorous younger forest removes 1.47 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and replaces it with 1.07 pounds of life-sustaining oxygen. Carbon dioxide accounts for about half of the world's greenhouse gases, which trap solar rays. An old forest reverses the process, removing oxygen and emitting carbon dioxide.

As long as America continues to plant and grow new trees for wood products, the environment will be the clear winner. So, in a very real sense, wood products are the most environmentally responsible building material anyone could ever use.

Resource: Southern Forest Products Association -

To beautify your home’s exterior with custom-made shutters and blinds, Shutters Canada offers wood, vinyl and other materials to suit your needs. Dedicated to special and creative window treatments and wood interior decorative trim for all rooms in the house. Exterior cedar unfinished shutters, wooden outdoor louvered, solid, or board and batten panels and outside shutters.
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