Judging from the condition of the box this blind has already made a few trips. I am disappointed that I have to pay almost $ to return junk product. I just expected a good product after reading the one review. I am warning you. This is assembled unevenly so the lines in the weave are crooked. The wooden header is rough & not finished well. I like the monitor color, but this is a garish yellow finish. These are like match stick blinds & let light though random gaps. No more purchases by me that don't include free return shipping when the product is sub par.
The jute material makes these more like darkening shades than the usual bamboo roll-ups. in the 24" width they are an excellent solution for bedroom French doors that look onto a garden by day but need privacy at night. They are simply but very well made. The wood color is somewhat lighter than the picture in more of a honey tone. The cord is of a silky synthetic material. The cord was not attached properly on one of the blinds and came undone. Fortunately I had the second blind to figure how to put it back together. My only real difficulty was to figure out how they hang. The eye hooks pictured were not attached. I'm not very handy with tools so wish they had been.