Reviewed by Mountain Heart from Colorado on Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Our puppy destroyed a blind we had that is no longer available so we needed a new set--not a good time to buy either. I found these blinds and bought three. Yes you can tell a difference between the quality of these blinds and the ones we had BUT at a fraction of the price, they are plenty fine! They look nice and mechanically work well. I ended up ordering seven total for less money than I had spent on any ONE of my custom blinds. We found a video online for how to cut the blinds, and did it with a table saw.
Reviewed by Freddie Freeloader from Texas on Monday, May 20, 2013
Just ordered and received two more of these blinds. Already have two that we have been using for three years now out on the west side of the house to shade the patio and the potted plants. They are sturdy, well made and do the job. Only had to add ( stapled) a 1" X 1" board to bottom for weight since they are outdoors. Wife just told me this morning to order one more set and that should cover the whole patio area. Cannot find anything locally to come close to the quality and price.
Reviewed by BingoBoy from Ohio on Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Bought 4 of the 4'x 6' size for use in lieu of "doors" for shelving units in basement for dishes, appliances, tools etc. Good clear instructions. Installation hardware and roll-up cords are pretty cheap. Replaced supplied hooks from which the shades are meant to hang with larger bolts. Units look pretty nice, at least for a basement, but best not for living room. When installing, take care to accurately level & center the shade before drilling holes for hangers or bolts.
Best Uses: For secondary room
Cons: Best not for living room, Cords weak, Hardware is weak
This shade has universal wall and ceiling mounts. You can mount it above the window or within the window if it fits.
Answered on 7/14/2011 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from Unknown
They come with metal hooks that you screw into the wood and have triangular metal loops that fit onto the hooks. Hope that helps, we had no trouble hanging even the longest one which was over 60 inches.
Answered on 10/24/2011 12:00:00 AM by dandelion wine from Millinocket , ME
I do not recommend using it in outdoor situations where it can get wet. If you were to treat it on a regular basis with a waterproofing treatment it may work. Otherwise the bamboo will soak up water and then will mold.
Answered on 4/26/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
i sprayed them with a clear shellac (?) before i hung them. they could use 1 more hook in the middle because they do sag just a bit. i just hung them outside 1 week ago, so i'll see if they hold up to louisiana weather.
Answered on 6/22/2010 12:00:00 AM by dawnurse from Youngsville, LA