USA: Wood Blinds: Wood Blind Suppliers
ABOUT WOOD BLINDS
Wood blinds are made up of horizontal slats, which may vary in width from 1 inch to 3 inches. The slats are suspended on cords or tapes, and their angle may be adjusted with a string pull. Motorized options are available. Wood blinds provide a wide range of privacy settings and degrees of shade.
Wood blinds are available in a wide variety of finishes and colors. Finishes include plain, sandblasted, and rustic. Colours may be either painted or stained to match different woods. Custom paint colors are available; one supplier offers ten shades of white, with a swatch pack.
LEADING USA WOOD BLIND SUPPLIERS
The following leading wood blind suppliers have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects of wood blinds, including online catalogs, colors and materials for wood blinds, and care and maintenance of wood blinds.
Hunter Douglas. Hunter Douglas developed the first aluminum slat window blind in 1946. It has since grown into a leading international manufacturer of all types of window treatment, including wood blinds. Hunter Douglas supplies a wide range of wood blinds and wood cornices. Its Country Woods range offers a 2 inch slat, widths from 6 inchs to 96 inches, and heights of 12 inches to 120 inches. Motorization is available as an option. The website includes an interactive design center, enabling you to see the look and colour of your chosen blind in a room setting.
Smith & Noble. Smith & Noble, based in Corona, California, is a leading supplier of window treatments, including wood blinds. Its wood blinds are available with natural wood slats 2 inches wide, 1 3/8 inches wide, and 2 1/2 inches wide. The most popular wood blind is the 2 inch slat width; this is available in sizes from 1 ft to 10 ft high, and 13 inches to 8 ft 6 inches wide. It is available in stains, whites, weathered wood, and fashion paint finishes. Wood stains include Black, Mahogany, Dark Cherry, Golden Oak, Pecan, Bright Maple, and Teak. Ten shades of white are available for venetian blinds.
Blinds Galore. Blinds Galore, based in San Diego, California, is a leading online retailer of window blinds including wood blinds. Its range of wood venetian blinds is available in slat widths from 1 inch to 3 inches. A variety of finishes for wood blinds is available, including stains, paints, sandblasted and rustic. Options include cloth tapes, routeless, cordless, premium valances, and motorization. The website contains articles on how to measure for wood blinds, and how to install wood blinds. Other sections of the website cover woven wood shades, roman shades, roller shades, and pleated shades.
CONSTRUCTION PRODUCT DIRECTORIES
We recommend the following professional construction directories, which include standard specifications, manufacturers' specs, and CAD details: 4Specs at www.4specs.com, Arcat at www.arcat.com, Arcom at www.arcomnet.com, Reed at www.reedfirstsource.com, Sweets at www.sweets.construction.com.
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