Today’s window blinds come in many styles, roller shades roll-up shades pleated shades and horizontal blinds to name just a few. The advantage of horizontals is that you can leave the blinds drawn and simply tilt the slats to let in tons of light a bit of light or no light at all. Most manufacturers make their wood horizontal blinds from basswood, it’s a hard wood so it’s durable. It’s lightweight so the blind doesn’t end up weighing a ton and it absorbs wood stain evenly.
First they feed the rough wood through a planar they cut it down to five point three centimeters. The width of the slats then following a laser guideline they trim off any excess and square. The piece using a straight line ripsaw. Now the piece goes through a machine that specially designed to cut thin slots of wood its sharp steel
blades slice right through creating up to 15 flats. Each four millimeters thick here’s the piece of bass would be for slicing and after the slats now pass under an oscillating sander to prep them for staining.
After cutting them to the width of the window workers spray wood stain on both sides of each slat than a coat of sealer to lock in the color once. The sealer dries they send the slats manually to prepare them for a final protective coat of lacquer next using a dye. They punch two slots in each slap 15 centimeters in from each end these are for the color coordinated courts that will operate. The blind now for the assembly they hang ladder shaped chords called latter tapes from the blinds headrail then slide once lat onto each rung then they thread the blind cord through the slots in the slats hooking it up to the control mechanisms hidden in the headrail accord angle down.
The front for raising and lowering the blind they also mount a wand or court for tilting the slots. The excess ladder tape is tucked into a bottom rail to make aluminum blinds they start with long strips a preformed steal. These will be the blinds headrail and bottom rail workers cut them to the required length which is the width of the window. They make holes in the headrail for the cord lock the device that locks the blind to the desired height and the tilter the mechanism that angles. The slats now they install those components the cord lock snaps right into the whole. Now hardware required that’s known as a pressure fit they pressure fit the tilter as well. Next come the tape rolls through which they run the latter tapes they cut the appropriate length and color of line cord then thread it through the cord lock.
The tilter turns a rod which turns the tape roll which tilts the latter tapes angling the slots and speaking of slots they’re cut from roles of two and a half centimeter wide aluminum workers simply feed a roll into the forming machine then the rest of the process is automated first the Machine gives the flat metal a semi circular curve then it punches court holes and then as you see on the far left of the screen constant into slats but that’s not all this same machine also assembled the blind sliding a flat onto each rung of the ladder tape. All that’s left to do by hand is thread the blind cord and install the bottom rail from this point on it’s just window dressing.