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Old 01-06-2015, 11:49 AM   #1
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Window Frames with sliding blinds

I am looking for ideas on how to construct wooden Window Frames (to go on top of the existing aluminium ones) so I can incorporate blinds that slide up and down. One issue is that the height of the Window is greater than the drop below it, so I can't simply have one blind that goes up and down. Hopefully attached model will show what I propose - with magnetic stripes at top of frame and blind to hold in place and built such that inner blind pulls the outer one up



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Old 01-07-2015, 11:34 AM   #2
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how about taking strips of wood the width of the frame, and then glue onto felt and when you push up they wind up like the old bread boxes and desks?

the side frames would keep them tight against window
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good idea - I'll try it out. Felt would provide insulation
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Looks like this will work! I did a quick test and used PVA Unibond glue to stick Venetian Blind slats to black felt. The Unibond sticks wood <> Felt, but not Felt <> Felt - but I guess the airgap is good for insulation and the dual black felt is an effective blackout! This blind will be about 1cm wider than the window on each side to run into the "runners". Will post photo when done!
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http://www.outwatercatalogs.com/lg_d...ol_42/page/499

http://www.outwatercatalogs.com/lg_d...hlight/tambour

http://www.outwatercatalogs.com/lg_d...hlight/tambour

http://www.outwatercatalogs.com/lg_d...hlight/tambour

http://www.outwatercatalogs.com/lg_d...hlight/tambour

The last link: Here you will find a flexible tambour door track. This may be something you can use. Instead of curving the tambour back on it's self, you could simple run it either up against the curve of the ceiling or down into the wall. If you are removing the metal covong above the windows, you can mount the "p" part of a tradional coil into that space.

BTW, these guys do sell to the general public. I bought my binning strips from them (among other things over the years).
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http://www.outwatercatalogs.com/lg_d...ol_42/page/499

http://www.outwatercatalogs.com/lg_d...hlight/tambour

http://www.outwatercatalogs.com/lg_d...hlight/tambour

http://www.outwatercatalogs.com/lg_d...hlight/tambour

http://www.outwatercatalogs.com/lg_d...hlight/tambour

The last link: Here you will find a flexible tambour door track. This may be something you can use. Instead of curving the tambour back on it's self, you could simple run it either up against the curve of the ceiling or down into the wall. If you are removing the metal covong above the windows, you can mount the "p" part of a tradional coil into that space.

BTW, these guys do sell to the general public. I bought my binning strips from them (among other things over the years).
Lornaschinske, great information, thank you, we can always count on you.

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That could work. I will have a go at the felt + Venetian blind slats and if not try and source those Tabour covers in the UK!
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