Wood Vertical Blinds:
Now the best wood blinds we have ever found have matching SOLID wood vertical blinds! These are a high quality alternative to cheap "wood look-alike" vertical blinds. Our Woodmill Premium Wood Vertical Blinds are a beautiful part of the Woodmill family. They 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 patio doors and wood blinds. Dollar for dollar, you will not find higher quality wood vertical blinds anywhere.
are a few of the quality features:
Woodmill wood vertical 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. This coating becomes especially important in patio doors where wind and water can be an issue.
The vanes on Woodmill wood vertical blinds are made through an edge-gluing process (NO fingerjoints). This means that each vane is constructed of multiple pieces of wood (vertically). 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, Woodmill Wood Vertical Blinds are almost always less expensive than any other comparable product.
Word of Caution:
What many competitors are advertising as "wood vertical blinds" are actually a wood veneer inside a vinyl vertical vane. There is a difference! The veneer products look much like cheap vinyl vertical blinds verses upscale, solid wood vertical blinds. You can usually (not always) readily tell the veneer products by the vinyl channel that wraps around to the front of the vane, keeping the veneer in place. Although these products can be less expensive, they in no way compare to the quality, look, and feel of the solid wood construction of our Woodmill Premium Wood Vertical Blinds.
Some other companies are products where the vanes are made of a solid piece of wood. Although this is perfectly acceptable for horizontal blinds, this is NOT a good practice for wood vertical blinds. Horizontal blinds lay flat and are supported by braided ladders. Gravity actually works against any bowing or warping to which the horizontal slats may be prone. Conversely, with wood vertical blinds, there is very little that inhibits the slats from warping. Since the vertical vanes are long, thin pieces of wood, by nature they will be difficult to keep straight. Thus, the edge gluing process described under the "Finishing Process" section above not only produces a beautiful looking vane, it is also produces a vane resistant to warping. That is not to say that the vanes will not move at all, but they are definitely superior to any wood vertical vane simply made from a single piece of wood.
The reason other companies offer a vertical vane made from only a single piece of wood is because it is much less expensive to produce. However, Woodmill's prices are almost always lower than these other blinds anyway. So with Woodmill wood verrtical blinds, you pay less and get more!
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