How To Install Wood Blinds

By following these guidelines, installing our custom wood blinds is a simple task. For detailed instructions, you can download the specific product instructions below.

Tools Needed

  • Metal Tape Measure
  • Screwdrivers (both flat & Phillips head)
  • 1/4" Nutdriver
  • Safety Glasses
  • Drywall Anchors
  • Pencil
  • Drill with Bits
  • Level
  • Ladder (if necessary)

Getting Started

  • Confirm the blind for proper width and length.
  • If installing several sets of blinds, be sure to match them with the appropriate windows.
  • Check the installation surface to ensure you have suitable fasteners and tools.
  • Lay out and organize all parts and components.
  • Order will include the correct number of installation brackets for your blind width.
  • Blind orders may also include spacer blocks or extension brackets, if they were specified, for added clearance.
  • Extension brackets are also used for end mount blinds.

 

Inside Mount

Step 1: Mark the Bracket Locations

1. Before marking bracket locations, ensure that your bracket placement will not interfere with any components inside the headrail.

  • Click here for additional details about minimum depth.

2. Position the box brackets at the end of each headrail to confirm the dimension. Depending on installation location, box brackets can be attached using the top, back, or the side holes.

3. Position the center support bracket (if included) in the center, if using only one. If more than one center support bracket is included, space them evenly along the headrail.

4. Mark the location of the desired bracket mounting holes, two per bracket, making sure they are square and equally spaced.

Step 2: Install the Brackets

1. Pre-drill screw holes.

  • If installing brackets into wood, use supplied screws.
  • If installing into drywall, use anchors in combination with supplied screws.

2. Screw in brackets at marked locations, 2 screws per bracket.

3. Ensure all brackets are square with each other.

Step 3: Install the Blind

1. Align the headrail with the brackets, tilt mechanism facing out.

2. Slide the headrail straight back into the brackets.

3. If center support bracket(s) are included, hook the front edge of the headrail into the channel on the bracket.

4. Lower the front of each box bracket and press until the locking tab clicks into place.

Outside Mount

Step 1: Mark the Bracket Locations

IMPORTANT: The rear of the brackets must be flush against a flat mounting surface. Do NOT mount brackets on curved molding.

1. Position the box brackets at each end of the headrail

2. Position the center support bracket (if included) in the center if using only one. If more than one center support bracket is included, space them evenly along the headrail.

3. Use a level to ensure all brackets are even and aligned.

4. Mark the bracket mounting hole locations, two per bracket, making sure they are square and equally spaced.

Step 2: Install the Brackets

1. Pre-drill screw holes.

  • If installing brackets into wood, use supplied screws.
  • If installing into drywall, use anchors in combination with supplied screws.

2. Screw in brackets at marked locations, 2 screws per bracket.

3. Ensure all brackets are square with each other.

Step 3: Install the Blind

1. Align the headrail with the brackets, tilt mechanism facing out.

2. Slide the headrail straight back into the brackets.

3. If center support bracket(s) are included, hook the front edge of the headrail into the channel on the bracket.

4. Lower the front of each box bracket and press until the locking tab clicks into place.