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DangerMouse 05-29-2009 03:45 PM

Vertical wooden blinds
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I got these vertical blinds free and after cutting this one down to size and reassembling it, and thinking I hated the fabric slats, realized I REALLY hated the fabric. (it looks like my doctor's office...) Sooo...what about if I do this? (see below) birch slats to match the ceiling? maybe rip some edge "C" trim to cover the edges out of walnut? that should help keep them from warping too, yes? then the birch/walnut curtains will REALLY match the ceiling!!! opinions?



gma2rjc 05-29-2009 04:08 PM

Cool idea. It'll look great. Can you cover the white track at the top?

DangerMouse 05-29-2009 04:12 PM

i was thinking of paint, but maybe covering it with another slat of oak or walnut WOULD be better? maybe 'scallop' the bottom?


jordy3738 05-29-2009 04:13 PM

Yes that is a good idea. I think that looks awesome. I would make sure that the same amount of finish coats are on each side of the wood.

DangerMouse 05-29-2009 04:15 PM

satin or gloss?


gma2rjc 05-29-2009 04:21 PM

Satin. I don't know how it would look if you scallop it. Not sure.

Scuba_Dave 05-29-2009 04:31 PM

Is that photoshopped or an actual slat?
I would be concerned about warpage over time
But looks good

DangerMouse 05-29-2009 05:14 PM

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actual slat.
here's a shot of it now. i wrapped the edges in walnut.
grooved, routed (rounded) and oiled. i kinda like it this way!
think i should do the top awning in walnut or oak to match the casement?


DangerMouse 05-29-2009 05:21 PM

i wonder about the bottoms too, think i should mitre in a small piece of walnut there too, or just let it 'hang'? the top will be hidden....
and i think the walnut edges will help prevent warping once glued in place.


gma2rjc 05-29-2009 05:24 PM

Normally I would say oak to match the casement. But I think the walnut would look better. I think it would balance the two colors.

DangerMouse 05-29-2009 05:27 PM

you don't think the darker walnut awning would make it feel too top heavy?


DangerMouse 05-29-2009 05:49 PM

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here's what the ceiling looks like.
someone mentioned i should show it in case someone actually never SAW the ceiling....
i rigged the fan from 3 free, broken ones. works great!


gma2rjc 05-29-2009 05:50 PM

It might. How hard would it be to put a little piece of each kind of wood up there (one at a time, of course) to compare the two?

gma2rjc 05-29-2009 05:59 PM

When I look at it with the ceiling, I think the walnut might look better to cover the track. The oak would definitely look good too though.

DangerMouse 05-29-2009 06:03 PM

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here's the scalloping in the living room 12' up in the air.
flou. lights inside. this goes across the whole 17 ft'.


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