Paulownia Hardwood is known in Japanese as “Kiri” but also called the “Princess Tree” which features in our logo. This type of wood is sourced from afar in Northern Asia. It is a beautiful lightweight, reliable, strong, and durable type of hardwood. It is the spaced growth rings in the timber that make it slightly less density than Kingswood which is treated with a gesso coating prior to going to our refined painting process. Due to its engineered core it offers excellent dimensional stability which reduces the possibility of warping. As well as being lightweight and strong it is also a good insulator, resistant to insect damage and comes in many different colours and stains. It is our company’s most popular material and is used for all parts of the shutter including the frame, stile, top and bottom rails, louvres and mid-rails.
It is Fully Certified Hardwood meaning it comes from a certified sustainable source.