wood blinds can be operated by means of two different systems. The
first is the standard cord & chain system. This consists
of a cord control that draws the blinds (stacks the vanes open
or closed) and a separate chain control that tilts the vanes. The
second option is a single wand control. This is sometimes
also called a baton.
The wand control is attached to the lead vane and controls
both tilt and draw. You tilt the vanes by twisting the
You then draw the blinds by pushing or pulling the vanes open
or closed just like you would with a drapery baton.
& chain controls allow you to stay in one place while drawing
the blinds whereas a wand control requires you to walk them
open and closed. Consider furniture placement when selecting
a control type for your vertical wood blinds. Wand controls
have a clean look and are considered safer for children since
they have no cord loops.
you order your vertical wood blinds with cord & chain controls,
you will need to decide on which side of the blind you want them. Be
sure to consider furniture placement and which side of the blinds
are easiest to access. A wand control is always placed
on the lead vane. Thus, control side is not applicable
with wand controls for vertical wood blinds.
simply refers to how you want your wooden vertical blinds to open
or close. This is most easily referred to as to how you
would like your vanes to stack. You have the following choices:
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