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Shutter Hardware

Functional and faux dummy shutter hardware including shutter dog tiebacks, hinges, slide bolts, and other hardware to make shutters jump to life.

Shutter DogsShutter Dogs

Shutter HingesShutter Hinges

Shutter Slide BoltsShutter Slide Bolts

Strap HingesStrap Hinges

Dummy Strap HingesDummy Strap Hinges

Choosing Shutter Hardware

Shutters are common to homes from almost every architectural period. In colonial homes, shutters provided security as well as a weather barrier. As cities developed, shutters were used to provide privacy in densely populated areas. Shutters can provide all of those same benefits but today are most often used decoratively to provide architectural accent or color contrast. Although their purpose may have changed some, shutters remain as popular today as ever.

Shutter hardware has also changed over time. Shutter hardware changes, however, tended to be in construction rather than in purpose. Antique shutter hardware from the Colonial period was usually hand forged by a blacksmith. The Industrial Revolution made casting iron economical and by the Victorian era, vintage cast iron shutter hardware was most popular. The Arts & Crafts movement brought about a return to handcrafted hardware including copper and bronze handcrafted shutter hardware. All of these construction methods are available to homeowners today, especially for antique reproduction shutter hardware.

There are two basic types of shutter hardware; hardware that facilitates shutter movement and hardware that prevents shutter movement. Functional shutters move on hinges to open and close. Strap hinges have been used since the Colonial period but other surface and mortise style shutter hinges, including the popular New York style "L" hinges, began growing in popularity by the Victorian period. To prevent shutters from moving when it is not desired, shutter dogs (also called tiebacks) are used to keep shutters open and slide bolts are used to lock shutters closed. In addition to the two basic types of shutter hardware for functional shutters, is faux shutter hardware for nonfunctional shutters. Even if a shutter is only decorative, it should appear to be functional. Antique reproduction dummy shutter hinges, faux shutter dogs, and slide bolts can be used with stationary decorative wood and vinyl shutters to make them look functional while also providing period detail.

Acme Lull & Porter Shutter Hinges
Acme Lull & Porter Shutter Hinges
by John Wright Company
Prices Start At:  $19.80
Adjustable Bean Strap Shutter Hinge
Adjustable Bean Strap Shutter Hinge
by Acorn Manufacturing
Prices Start At:  $51.58
Bahama Shutter Stay
Bahama Shutter Stay
by Coastal Bronze
Prices Start At:  $115.00
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Bahama Shutter Strap Hinge
Bahama Shutter Strap Hinge
by Coastal Bronze
Prices Start At:  $99.00
Beacon Hill Forged Iron Offset Shutter Tie Backs
Beacon Hill Forged Iron Offset Shutter Tie Backs
by Artesano Iron Works
Prices Start At:  $39.90
Beacon Hill Forged Iron Shutter Tie Backs
Beacon Hill Forged Iron Shutter Tie Backs
by Artesano Iron Works
Prices Start At:  $39.90
Bean Dummy Gate Strap Hinge
Bean Dummy Gate Strap Hinge
by Acorn Manufacturing
Prices Start At:  $41.84
Bean Dummy Strap Hinge
Bean Dummy Strap Hinge
by Acorn Manufacturing
Prices Start At:  $21.40
Bean Gate Strap Hinge
Bean Gate Strap Hinge
by Acorn Manufacturing
Prices Start At:  $51.58
Bean Strap Shutter Hinge
Bean Strap Shutter Hinge
by Acorn Manufacturing
Prices Start At:  $51.58
Bean Thru-Bolt Gate Strap Hinge
Bean Thru-Bolt Gate Strap Hinge
by Acorn Manufacturing
Prices Start At:  $51.58
Belmont Forged Iron Shutter Tie Backs
Belmont Forged Iron Shutter Tie Backs
by Artesano Iron Works
Prices Start At:  $42.00
Bermuda Cast Iron Shutter Hinges
Bermuda Cast Iron Shutter Hinges
by John Wright Company
Prices Start At:  $31.95
Bermuda Cast Iron Shutter Stay
Bermuda Cast Iron Shutter Stay
by John Wright Company
Prices Start At:  $22.77
Beveled Scroll Shutter Dogs
Beveled Scroll Shutter Dogs
by John Wright Company
Prices Start At:  $18.50
Bronze Shutter Strap Hinge
Bronze Shutter Strap Hinge
by Coastal Bronze
Prices Start At:  $97.00
Bullet Catch
Bullet Catch
by Acorn Manufacturing
Prices Start At:  $16.21
Charleston Shutter Dogs
Charleston Shutter Dogs
by John Wright Company
Prices Start At:  $29.90
Clark Tip Blind Shutter Hinges
Clark Tip Blind Shutter Hinges
by John Wright Company
Prices Start At:  $26.28
Clarks Tip Blind Shutter Hinges
Clarks Tip Blind Shutter Hinges
by John Wright Company
Prices Start At:  $18.36