Natural Wood Window Shades Installation Printable Copy 
How to Install Natural Wood Shades
Congratulations on your purchase of a natural wood shade. Your shade has been custom made to your specifications and is one of the finest window treatments available. Before you unwrap your shades, please take a few moments to read these instructions. When using tools, make sure you have proper eye protection. With careful installation and periodic cleaning, your shades will provide you with many years of trouble free service. Unpack your new shades and check the packaging carefully to assure all parts have been removed before discarding the shipping containers.
Tools needed
1. Tape Measure (metal or wood)
2. Pencil
3. Screwdrivers (flat)
4. Hammer and Finishing nails
5. Drill and 1/4" Hexhead bit
6. Level (optional)
7. Scissors
8. 1/16" and 7/64" Drill bits
All parts listed are not included with every shade.
A. Headrail
B. Valance
C. Shade
D. Pull Cord
E. Tassels 2 Corded Shade
F. Metal L brackets
Fastening the anchors into various materials:
Anchors
(not supplied)
Plastic or lead anchor insert.
Plastic anchor insert for lightweight blinds only, in drywall, paneling, etc.
Hollow Wall Anchors (not supplied)
Hollow wall anchor for heavy blinds.
Hollow wall toggle bolt for heavy blinds.



Step 1. Determining Mounting Method

Your natural wood shade is custom made using the finest materials available. Each shade includes all necessary installation hardware and has been checked for operation and alignment. The following instructions are for the three most common installation types.

Inside Mount
Outside or Ceiling Mount

Step 2. Attach Brackets to Mounting Surface
Inside Mount
Inside Hang (ceiling mounted) - Shade is measured and assembled to fit inside window casement with mounting bracket that is installed to top of casing with screws placed at opposite corners. The wing nuts are removed. The screws slide through the slots on the headrail are are secured by a wing nut.
Ceiling Mount
Outside Hang (ceiling mounted) - Shade is measured and assembled to overlap the window casing. The mounting brackets are then installed to the ceiling by means of screws or toggle bolts placed at opposite corners. Remove wing nuts. The screws slide through the headrail slots and are secured with wing nuts.
Outside Mount
Outside Hang (wall mounted) - Shade is measured and assembled to overlap the window casing. The mounting brackets are then installed to the wall by means of screws or toggle bolts placed at opposite corners. Remove wing nuts. The screws slide through the headrail slots and are secured with wing nuts.

Step 3. Natural Shade Operation & Adjustment

Yarn and wood used on these fabrics have been specially selected. The wood slats retain the grain texture and irregularities inherent in natural wood of this type. The selection of pattern and yarns combines this natural wood with the most contemporary colors for a truly unique window fabric.

Shade Operation
Both Roman & Roll-Up shades have the same basic hardware and operating procedure. Cords, whether installed on the left or right side have the same locking mechanisms. To raise the shade merely pull on the cord and release the cord when the shade is at the desired height. To lower the shade, pull the cord to the center of the shade with a slight tug. Then keep tension on the cord at that angle and slowly let the cord go up, thus lowering the shade. If the shade should bind, check the cord alignment over the pulley (under valance).
Shade Adjustment & Alignment
Your shade has been carefully inspected and adjusted by the factory, but minor adjustments may be necessary once it has been installed. The yarns in your woven shades are flexible enough to permit minor adjustment horizontally and vertically for proper alignment on your window. If the bottom of your shade becomes uneven, merely pull down on either side to stretch the yard and align the shade, But Be Careful. Pull Lightly!

If your shade doesn't lie flat against the wall or window, roll the shade tightly from the bottom and twist roll clockwise on one side, counter clockwise on the other, and this will align yarns and slats. Should a strand of yarn slip off the edge of the shade, remove the strand from the top to bottom - this will in no way affect the strength of the shade.


Step 4. Child Safety
1. Clamp or Clothes Pin
2. Cleat
3. Tie the cord to itself
4. Tie-down device

Young children can become entangled and strangle in cords. Keep all cords out of the reach of children. To avoid strangulation, use these devices.

Step 5. Cleaning and Care

Periodic vacuuming with a brush attachment is all that is normally needed to insure lasting beauty. It is recommended woven woods be treated with stain repellent to minimize cleaning. With proper care and maintenance, natural woods should last for years.