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About our wooden blinds

Wooden blinds are timeless, classy and finish off almost any room perfectly. They are also all the rage at the moment, and we can’t see that changing for a long time. The sophisticated, clean and timeless look makes them a perfect choice for a modern home. Choose the wider 50mm slats to get a plantation shutter effect, but without them dominating your room. Our made to measure Wooden Venetian blinds come in a wide range of light and dark woods, cream, white and black coloured slats. These can each be paired with coloured tapes running the length of the blind. We have put our preferred tape colour with each blind, however you can choose from any of the options.

Our wooden Venetian blinds are measured and installed the same way as the aluminium Venetian ones. We’ve put together a couple of videos to help you measure and install.

Why Should You Choose Wooden Venetian Blinds

Privacy – With Venetian blinds you are able to control the light entering your room with just the pull of a cord. This is great when you need a bit of privacy, or you just want to stop the sun reflecting off the TV (we’ve all been there). With Venetian blinds, you can simply angle the slats up or down to still allow light in, but if you twist them far enough you stop people being able to see in. This is great if you have a window right next to a pavement or is overlooked. It means you can have your light, and privacy too.

Timeless – The stylish wide slats, especially when paired with tapes, look fantastic in windows of any size. These blinds give a plantation shutter look, but without the cost. Opt for a true white colour to really give the shutter look to your room.

Made to measure – Being made to measure means that you can get the perfect sized blinds without worry. Simply measure the size of your window (how to measure guide here), order your blind and then install once it arrives. Make My Blinds has focused on simplicity and making the measuring, ordering and installing process the simplest possible. When you buy with us you can rest assured that we make made to measure blinds simple. The benefit of choosing made to measure blinds over shop bought ones is that you don’t have to do anything to the blind. If you buy from a larger DIY retailer, then be prepared to cut the blind to the size required -often leading to frayed fabric or splintered ends on wooden Venetian blinds.

“Made from sustainably sourced basswood”

So what makes ours special?

All of our real wooden blinds are made from kiln dried basswood from sustainable sources. It is the perfect wood to make blinds from because it is light and durable. We can make real wood blinds up to 2400mm wide and 3000mm long (up to a certain width due to weight). All of our blinds come with 2 types of brackets and any supports required.

We also supply the fascia pelmet which will match your slat colour perfectly. This is always slightly longer than the blinds top section, but will still fit within a window recess. All of our blinds are cut down from a longer sections, so the slat ends will show the real wood underneath. We don’t repaint or restrain the ends as the real wood is a great touch and if installed within a recess they are hidden from view. All of our blinds are inspected by hand before being dispatched to make sure there are no issues with them.


How to measure for your new wooden venetian blind

On the right here we have our helpful little video on how to measure for your new wooden venetian blinds. You’ll be a pro at measuring once you’ve seen this and can order in confidence. Always rememebr to measure twice just to be certain!

“Wooden venetians give the look of shutters but at a fraction of the cost – easy to install and can transform a room in minutes”


How to install your wooden venetian blind

And on the left we have our helpful video on how to install your new wooden venetian blinds. They are installed exactly the same way as the aluminium venetians. As always we provide a full set of instructions with each blind sold, but watching a video is always that little bit easier. With our blinds we provide 2 types of brackets, the swivel ones seen in the video and end brackets. This gives you the flexibility over what brackets you prefer. In the video we show the swivel brackets (they are our favourite because of their simplicity) but the end brackets do just as good a job.

By using basswood the natural grain comes through when stained, as each slat is unique the grain will vary and alter across the blind. Our quality control team makes sure that any knots are removed that would affect the edge or end of the slat.

We offer our wooden Venetians with and without tapes, this gives you the flexibility to choose. The wooden blinds with tapes are colour coded to make sure you get the best pairing.

Our wooden blinds are best installed into bedrooms, living rooms and kitchens. If you are looking for wooden blinds for your bathroom then we recommend opting for our Faux Wood range. These look like real wood, have a wooden grain to them but without the issue of warping from the humidity. If you like the look of wooden blinds, but do need them in a bathroom then we have a whole page showcasing all of our bathroom blinds

As with all of our blinds we offer a free sample service, if there are any that you would like to see and feel before ordering, please just order a sample and we will post it out to you by first class post. If you have any questions about our wooden blinds or just fancy a chat please call us on 0800 368 8441 and our blind experts can help answer any and all questions.