The Blinds of the Basswood series are made out of thicker and heavier wooden material, which is available in a wide color palette of lacquered wood. This creates a more firm and robust look and feel.
Wood blinds capture nature’s beauty and enhance a room’s cosiest qualities while giving windows “centre stage” status. The natural characteristics of wood can lead to variations in colour, grain texture and to some extent warping depending on the environment. Wood venetians cannot be guaranteed against a natural tendency to warp especially if used in extremely humid/wet areas, therefore one must be careful not to install them in areas where ventilation is minimal.
Close to the sea, try and keep the blind in a pulled up position when windows are fully opened. This will deter the build-up of salt deposit on the slats thus giving the blind a longer life span CLEANING – Use a clean, dry feather duster, soft cloth or dust mitt to gently wipe off dust and debris. To ensure thorough cleaning, wipe the slats individually on both sides. For significant residue build up, use a sparsely dampened cloth with mild detergent to wipe each slat. Do not immerse the product in water or use abrasive chemical solvents. Our blinds are supplied with ladder string and cords which are colour coordinated. The head rail is covered with a wood valance which finishes off the product beautifully.
Wood venetians are not a total light blackout product. The blind will close sufficiently to ensure privacy but will allow light into the room. It is therefore not entirely room darkening. Blinds that are unusually long in drop will not close snugly at the bottom and might let a bit more light through than normal. It will, however, still ensure privacy.
Due to the nature of the product a slight variation in height may occur from time to time. Where blinds are clearly marked as being in the same room or hanging side by side we will try to match the finishes and heights as closely as possible. This can however not always be guaranteed. Our wooden blind is only available in 50mm width as it is more stable than narrower widths. Remember that wood blinds are heavier than other products; therefore it is advisable not to order too large a size as it becomes quite heavy to pull up. Bass is a stable wood and highly suitable for wood venetian blinds. Always remember though that it still remains a natural product even though it has been treated for the purposes of putting up in a window or against a door. Slats must be tilted to the open position before the blind is pulled up.
Be aware that dye lot differences are probable, therefore try and order once off when requiring a number of blinds and indicate whether blinds are in one opening. Over a period of time some fading will occur especially on the darker colours!
Available In These Colours
- Honeycomb: 45mm & 25mm
- Aluminium: 50mm & 25mm