Have you ever wondered what type of wood is used in the manufacture of wood blinds? Well, it depends on the price point and fabricator. Many of the cheaper brands use Paulownia or Poplar both of which grow faster, are less expensive and can be harder to work with. They take stain well but the finished product lacks the classic character of better hardwoods.
We prefer manufacturers who fabricate their wood blinds using Basswood. According to wood-database, Basswood is, "in the Tilia genus species and is usually referred to as either Lime or Linden in Europe, while in North America it’s most commonly called Basswood. Basswood is an ideal wood for many woodcarvers. Its soft, fine, even texture make it easy to work with, while its pale, inconspicuous color doesn’t detract from the carved patterns of the finished product (which also makes it easier to paint and color). Though Basswood has high initial shrinkage, the wood is stable in service after it has been dried. And though the wood is both lightweight and soft, it has an outstanding MOE-to-weight ratio."
It is these combination of factors that causes Basswood to rise to the top of the value proposition for your wood blind choice.
Would you like to incorporate the vale and beauty of Basswood blinds into your decor? If so, then we would love to help you! Contact us today for a free consultation! Thanks for your interest in Latreia Blinds and Shutters!