Now the best wood vertical blinds we have ever found have matching horizontal blind. Make no mistake about it; these are decorator-quality and made of 100% SOLID wood (no veneers). Nothing compares to the beauty of real wood. These are an elegant solution for homes that have large windows or our wood vertical blinds.
are a few of the quality features:
Cheyenne Blinds are made from 100% solid kiln dried Basswood or Canadian Cedar. These proven wood species are widely used in window coverings and are virtually interchangeable in look and finish. They resist bowing and warping and do an excellent job of accepting stains. Only the highest quality staining, sealing, and sanding processes are used. The wood vanes are sprayed with a unique sealer coat that provides for a very hard and durable outer shell, making the vanes less vulnerable to the elements while repelling dust and dirt.
The vanes on Cheyenne Blinds are made through an edge-gluing process (NO fingerjoints). This means that each vane is constructed of multiple pieces of wood. This process adds stability to the vanes so that they resist bowing and warping. However, with any long, thin pieces of wood, some slight bowing of the wood is normal and is not considered a defect. There are NO finger joints in the vanes.
You will be able to notice that the vanes are made of multiple pieces of wood due to the fact that no two pieces of wood are perfectly the same. This adds beauty and sophistication to the vanes and is very similar to the effect you see in any fine furniture. You can take a look at some of the close up pictures on this page for illustration. This is a more labor intensive and expensive manufacturing process, but it produces a superior looking and performing vane. Even so, Cheyenne Blinds are always less expensive than Plantation Shutters and other comparable product.
Price: Cheyenne Blinds offer many of the benefits of Plantation Shutters at a fraction of the price. Compare these prices to painted shutters covering a 48” x 60” (i.e., avg. sized) window and you will find that the price for Cheyenne Blinds is 40-50% lower! Compared to stained shutters, they are 50-60% lower!
View: One of the few aesthetic challenges of a shutter is that you lose a great deal of view out of your window due to the area taken out for frame, stiles, rails, louvers, and tilt rods. Based on our average sized window (48” x 60”), there is 40% greater view with the Cheyenne Blind compared to a shutter with 3-1/2” louvers and Z-frames. Out of the 20 sq/ft opening, the shutters has 12 sq/ft of viewable area compared to 16.8 sq/ft with the Cheyenne Blind! )!
Even more impressive is that there is a 30% greater view with the 3 5/8” Horizontal Blind versus a shutter with 4-1/2” louvers! Also, smaller blinds can be lifted completely out of the way whereas shutters panels can only be opened into the room which, in most cases, is not functional in the home except when cleaning the window. Finally, we will be able to do single blinds up to 96” wide…most wood shutter companies have a limit of around 36” single panel width maximums
Lead Time: National averages for shutter lead times are 8 weeks (+/- 2 weeks). We will custom build Cheyenne blinds and deliver them to you in 4 weeks, a full month faster.
Current delivery times are posted on our Ordering page.
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