The blinds were exactly what I expected. Very heavy and well made. The only problem was in the instructions. They failed to mention the mechanics of the blinds. After taking awhile to put up securely, they did not work. During shipment the rod going thru the header was loosened and the cords didn't work. Took another hour to figure out, but we did.
These blinds were pretty easy to install without the instructions and definitely eye catching. They are made of a quality wood with a durable finish. The pull strings for the up/down functionality are quite sturdy. I installed mine on the inside of the window and found they really look best mounted this way. I didn't use the crown-type molding which also is included. My only complaint was one blind was slightly raised and probably defective, after much pulling it just didn't seem to hang like the rest. Overall though I find that with the cost savings and look, I am pleased. It's exactly what I wanted and comparable with previously in store purchases I made. Don't hesitate to order these.
This was the second set of these blinds I have purchased for my home, and I plan to buy more. They look really rich, and warm. The wood looks so much nicer than typical run-of-the-mill blinds. The assembly goes fast if you have two people. The only complaint I would have is that Overstock doesn't offer different lengths. Both sets I've ordered have been too long, and there is a bit too much "slack" at the bottom when the blinds are down. Oh well, they look so great overall, I really don't mind!
The quality and appearance of these blinds are excellent. Having shopped around for wooden blinds prior to purchasing these, I was shocked by the price. These are an excellent value. Similiar blinds at the leading Home Improvement stores were over double the cost of these blinds. I purchased the cherry finish blinds. The color and finish is rich and warm. One of my best buys from Overstock...and I buy frequently.
I purchased this after reading all the positive reviews, after receiving it I was very pleased with the quality and rich color I also noticed it really does cool the room down. I only wish it came in a 58" wide so I can get one for my bedroom, another great product from Overstocked.I also have to commend on Overstocked customer service, they are the BEST!