Wood shutters are like fine furniture for windows.  They can be 3 -4 times more expensive than wood blinds, but offer total blackout, privacy, and a stately appearance that is finer than other options.  Shutters are available in several species of wood such as Alder, Basswood, and Pine. The horizontal louvers can be 1 ½”, 2 ½”, 3 ½”, 4 ½”, and 5 ½” wide with a traditional tilt bar in the center or with a hidden tilt.  They are a great solution for specialty shaped windows such as arches and angle tops.