Update the style of your home or office décor with this finished wood window blind featuring handmade construction using kiln-dried basswood and multiple coats of stain. This handsome window shade is easy to install with the included hardware....more
Even though a sheet of directions is included, it is 100% useless. It was VERY difficult to install these blinds; if I knew that initially I would not have purchased them.
The first shipment came with incorrect hardware. Overstock was good about quickly replacing with the right pieces but that did not make installing these much easier.
Great looking blinds. The color is really nice. We have cherry cabinets that have a natural finish, not very red. Our window framing is pine and the oak blends beautifully. They did arrive with a broken piece. It was an inconsequential piece of wood that clipped on the side of the blind to cover the end of the metal frame. We had no need to use either of them as the ends face a cabinet and a wall.
We purchased these blinds for our new house; I am very much pleased with my purchase. They look great when installed; I might not even hang curtains that I was planning, as they make the room look reach. Go for it- you would like it. Thanks to others' review and my decision to trust them, now I have this excellent product in my house to enjoy for years to come. I am going to order more for my entire house.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same as describied
Please tell us about the quality of the product. perfect
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very
After researching similar products on other websites as well as aluminum blinds I discovered that Overstock had the best price for wood blinds with a greater range of color options. I went with the Cherry finish and was pleased to find that it is a warm reddish brown .
The blinds themselves are exactly the width in the description, which takes some of the guesswork out of measuring. The blinds came with instructions and all the hardware necessary but as I was installing them inside the window, on the ceiling, I used drywall anchors during the installation. I put up three sets in one afternoon. Careful measuring is the key. The end brackets should be mounted 1/8" past the end of the headrail to make it easy to just slip it right in. I used a template against the window frame to make sure the mounting brackets would be equidistant from the frame at each end as well as far enough out that the slats wouldn't bump on the latch. The 55 inch wide blinds were heavy so I wish I'd had help to lift them into the brackets (or done that part of the job earlier in the day).
I'll have to have the wood valance trimmed down as it is an inside mount but that isn't a reflection on the product at all; it's just a necessary modification for this installation.
Overall I'm quite satisfied with the product and the price. Shipping was prompt. Product description was thorough. They look beautiful.
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