How to measure Real Wood Blinds

Inside Mount

Inside mount blinds are installed inside the window casing. Minimum depth requirements vary by product; please check the product page for information.Inside Mount Image

  1. Measure the exact inside width, to the closest 1/8th inch, of the window casing from the left inside edge to the right inside edge at the top, middle and bottom of the window. Record the narrowest measurement as this will be your ordering width.
  2. Measure the exact inside height, to the closest 1/8th inch, of the window casing from the top inside edge to the bottom inside edge at the left, middle and right side of the window. Record the longest measurement as this will be your ordering height.
  3. Do not make any deductions on width for clearance; the manufacturing facility will make any necessary deductions to ensure the blind fits.
  4. Measure the window diagonally from the top left corner to the bottom right corner, and the top right corner to the bottom left corner. If the measurements are different by more than a 1/4" (inch), we recommend an outside mount installation for optimal fit and aesthetics.

Outside Mount

Outside mount blinds are installed outside the window casing, covering an area larger than the window opening itself.Outside Mount

  1. Measure the exact width to be covered to the closest 1/8th inch. Make sure the measurement overlaps the window opening by at least 1 1/2" on each side (3" total overlap) to ensure light control and privacy. Typically measured from the left outer edge of the window molding to the right outer edge. Please contact us if you have questions.
  2. Measure exact height to be covered, including desired overlap (typically from top edge of molding to bottom edge, or to top of sill if there is one). Make sure you consider the height of the headrail/cassette, which is included in the height measurement. If you are installing above the measured area, add the height of the headrail of your blind.
  3. The factory makes no deductions on outside mount blinds.

Options

Bay and Corner Windows

  • Made as individual blinds to fit in bay or corner windows
  • Each blind is on an individual headrail and has its own control
  • Indicate each blind with bypass or butt. Bypass is the blind mounted into the corner. Butt is the blind butted up to the other blind. Must provide blind location (left and right blind)
  • Control locations can be on the right or left side of each blind; placing controls opposite the corner is recommended
  • Depending on the angle, some corner blinds cannot be raised to the same height
  • Manufacturer will take appropriate deductions for proper fit
  • No additional charge
  • Valances will be mitered in the corner for finished look
  • Cornices and Wood Verticals are not available on bay or corner Windows
  • Slat alignment cannot be guaranteed on side by side blinds

Note: If you do not want manufacturer to take deductions DO NOT order as Bay or Corner.Standard manufacturing lead time does not apply.

Measuring Information:

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Corner Window
Measure: Width of each window from corner to the point you would like to cover.

Three-sided Bay Window

Three-sided Bay Window

Measure:

A & C: Width of side windows from the corners to the point you would like the blind to cover.
B: Width of the center window from corner to corner.
Angle A-B: Angle between windows (A) and (B).
Angle B-C: Angle between windows (B) and (C).

Four-sided Bay Window

Four-sided Bay Window

Measure:

A & D: Width of side windows from the corners to the point you would like the blind to cover.
B & C: Width of each window from corner to corner.
Angle A-B: Angle between windows (A) and (B).
Angle B-C: Angle between windows (B) and (C).
Angle C-D: Angle between windows (C) and (D).

Five-sided Bay Window

Five-sided Bay Window

Measure:

A & E: Width of side windows from the corners to the point you would like the blind to cover.
B, C & D: Width of each window from corner to corner.
Angle A-B: Angle between windows (A) and (B).
Angle B-C: Angle between windows (B) and (C).
Angle C-D: Angle between windows (C) and (D).
Angle D-E: Angle between windows (D) and (E).

NOTE: Measure bay angle using protractor or angle finder, or use two business cards in bay corner as illustrated above and fax to customer service.

Valance Options

VALANCE TYPE BLIND TYPE Maximum Continuous Width* TILT TYPE STANDARD OPTIONAL RETURN LENGTH FULL RECESS DEPTH
INSIDE MOUNT** OUTSIDE MOUNT
2 1/2″ Classic Valance
21/2 Classic Valance
Valance Returns
1/2″ to 1″: glued
1 1/16″ to 4 5/8″: optional glued
4 11/16″ and greater: not glued
Keystone not available
2″ Traditions® Bamboo and Barnwood 94 1/4″ 93 9/16″ Cord 2 7/8″ 3 1/4″
wand 3 9/16″ 3 7/8″
cordless 3 3/8″ 3 3/4″
2″Traditions Composite 106 5/8″ 105 3/8″ Cord 2 7/8″ 3 1/4″
wand 3 9/16″ 3 7/8″
cordless 3 3/8″ 3 3/4″
2 1/2″ Traditions Double Bevel Composite 106 5/8″ 105 3/8″ Cord 3 15/16″ 4 1/4″
2″ Lake Forest® Premium Faux Wood and
2″ Lake Forest Faux Wood
106 5/8″ 105 3/8″ Cord 2 7/8″ 3 1/4″
wand 3 9/16″ 3 7/8″
cordless 3 3/8″ 3 3/4″
2 1/2″ Lake Forest Premium Faux Wood and
2 1/2″ Lake Forest Faux Wood
106 5/8″ 105 3/8″ Cord 3 15/16″ 4 1/4″
cordless 3 3/4″ 4 1/8″
3″ Classic Valance
3 Classic Valance
Valance Returns
1/2″ to 1″: glued

1 1/16″ to 4 5/8″: optional glued
4 11/16″ and greater: not glued
Keystone not available

1″ Traditions Wood 100 1/4″ 98 3/8″ wand 2 1/16″ 2 3/8″
1″ Traditions Elite Wood 100 1/4″ 98 3/8″ wand 1 3/4″ 2 1/16″
2″ Traditions and Elite Wood
(optional on Elite for all controls)
100 1/4″ 98 3/8″ Cord 2 7/8″ 3 1/4″
wand 3 9/16″ 3 7/8″
cordless 3 3/8″ 3 3/4″
2 3/8″ Traditions and Elite Wood
(Optional on Elite for all controls)
100 1/4″ 98 3/8″ Cord 3 3/4″ 4 1/16″
cordless 3 9/16″ 3 15/16″
2 1/2″ Traditions Wood Shutter Style 100 1/4″ 97 3/4″ Cord 3 15/16″ 4 1/4″
cordless 3 3/4″ 4 1/8″
Traditions Elite Wood Vertical Blinds 100 1/4″ 98 3/8″ N/A 5 1/2″ 5 13/16″
3 1/2″ Legacy Valance
3 1/2 Legacy Valance
Valance Returns
1/2″ to 1″: glued

1 1/16″ to 4 5/8″: optional glued
4 11/16″ and greater: not glued
Keystone not available

1″ Traditions Wood 100 1/4″ 98 3/8″ wand $ 2 1/16″ 2 7/8″
1″ Traditions Elite Wood 100 1/4″ 98 3/8″ wand 1 3/4″ 2 1/8″
2″ Traditions and Elite Wood

(optional on Elite for all controls and
at no charge)

100 1/4″ 98 3/8″ Cord $ 2 7/8″ 3 5/16″
wand $ 3 9/16″ 4″
cordless 3 3/8″ 3 13/16″
2″ Traditions Elite Authentic American
Hardwoods*
100 1/4″ 98 3/8″ Cord 2 7/8″ 3 5/16″
wand 3 9/16″ 4″
cordless 3 3/8″ 3 13/16″
2″ Traditions Distressed* 100 1/4″ 98 3/8″ Cord 2 7/8″ 3 5/16″
wand 3 9/16″ 4″
cordless 3 3/8″ 3 13/16″
2 3/8″ Traditions and Elite Wood
(optional on Elite for all controls)
100 1/4″ 98 3/8″ Cord 3 3/4″ 4 1/16″
cordless 3 9/16″ 4″
2 1/2″ Traditions Shutter Style 100 1/4″ 98 3/8″ Cord 3 15/16″ 4 3/8″
cordless 3 3/4″ 4 3/16″
Traditions Elite Wood Vertical Blinds 100 1/4″ 98 3/8″ N/A 5 1/2″ 5 7/8″
4 1/2″ Symphony Valance
4 1/2 Symphony Valance
Valance Returns
1/2″ to 1″: glued
1 1/16″ to 4 5/8″: optional glued
4 11/16″ and greater: not glued
1″ Traditions® Wood 100 1/4″ 98 3/8″ Wand $ 2 1/16″ 2 13/16″
1″ Traditions Elite Wood 100 1/4″ 98 3/8″ Wand 1 3/4″ 2 1/2″
2″ Traditions and Elite Wood
(No charge for Elite Wood)
100 1/4″ 98 3/8″ Cord $ 2 7/8″ 3 5/8″
wand $ 3 9/16″ 4 5/16″
cordless $ 3 3/8″ 4 1/8″
2 3/8″ Traditions and Elite Wood
(No charge for Elite Wood)
100 1/4″ 98 3/8″ Cord $ 3 3/4″ 4 1/2″
Cordless $ 3 9/16″ 4 5/16″
2 1/2″ Traditions Shutter Style 100 1/4″ 98 3/8″ Cord $ 3 15/16″ 4 11/16″
Cordless $ 3 3/4″ 4 1/2″
Traditions Elite Wood Vertical Blinds 100 1/4″ 98 3/8″ N/A $ 5 1/2″ 6 1/4″
3″ Majestic Valance
3 Majestic Valance
Valance Returns
1/2″ to 1″: glued
1 1/16″ to 4 5/8″: optional glued
4 11/16″ and greater: not glued
Keystone not available