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Project by mrtrim posted 11-21-2007 04:44 AM 7342 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

heres somthing i designed about 3 years ago and ive sold probably near 100 of them since . these blinds have a piece of plastic that covers the track and nobody likes the plastic thing so i came up with this idea . my problem now is i buy the blocks on the ends from home cheapo and they no longer carry them when i found out they were being discontinued i bought all that was available within driveing distance and i only have about 12 left so needless to say i need a new plan so im working on a new design. the second photo is a quick sketch of one i have in mind . in the third photo theres a wall sconce that inspired the look . dont ask me how i conected the two cause i have no idea ! maybe one too many car wrecks !

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#1 posted 11-21-2007 05:05 AM

Nice work! That is a very attractive window treatment.

I’ve noticed an air nailer in a lot of your on site pictures. I’ll bet that your most used machines are your chop saw and your air nailers. Am I right? Do you use a pin nailer to mount a lot of your trim?

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#2 posted 11-21-2007 05:15 AM

I like both! The torch sconce idea works…should look just as nice..they are both very different design and taste wise. I love the idea..I always hated that ugly plastic header on those door blinds. And the wainscoting in the third picture is beautiful! Did you do that?


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#3 posted 11-21-2007 05:56 AM

Great Idea. Looks much better.

-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !

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#4 posted 11-21-2007 11:56 AM

Good god, creativity just flows through your veins doesn’t it? How’d you attach it to the wall? Here’s the point behind the question, If you decide to change the blinds out does the trim get in the way or do you leave enough distance from the wall so that it’s not an issue?

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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#5 posted 11-21-2007 02:41 PM

Very nice, I ran a search on Google, & there are a lot of companies you can buy items like this.
I searched for wooden corbels, & here’s one of them.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 11-21-2007 03:28 PM

thx guys
tom yes i use air nailers a lot between my home my truck and the shop i have maybe 15 nailers i use two different brad nailers a 23 ga. headless and the regular 18 gauge.

brad nailor thx yes i did the brazilian cherry wainscoting its posted on my projects page

shaun thx they are permantly mounted and the track snaps into keepers under the door header you only need to leave enough space for the blinds to turn about 1 inch and they work with most any blinds

dick thx i buy corbels from enkaboll in california a lot of interior decorators use corbels in thier window treatments around here i guess thats why i dont ! but yes you can use them and they look very nice as well

thanks again and happy thanksgiving everyone

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#7 posted 11-21-2007 04:17 PM

Great idea, and of course you did it beautifully. I really like the design in the drawing, and I can see how it was inspired by the wall sconce. (Although I have to say that sconce looks more like it belongs in a castle rather than a house.)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 02-08-2010 10:54 PM

great looking window finishing work…. never seen it done like that before… opens the mind for creating some new ideas…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#9 posted 02-08-2010 10:55 PM

that came out slick.

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