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Measuring Instructions for Wood Blinds

Measuring Tips:

  1. Use a steel tape for best accuracy.
  2. Round each measurement to the nearest 1/8".
  3. Always record width (left to right) first, and then the height (top to bottom).
  4. Do not measure the existing blind. For the best accuracy, start fresh!

  • Inside Mount

    ViewInstructions for Inside Mount
    Inside mounted wood blinds mount inside the window casing, and do not cover the window molding.

  • Outside Mount

    ViewInstructions for Outside Mount
    Outside mounted wood blinds are mounted on the wall and cover the window molding.

Instructions for Inside Mounted Wood Blinds

Depth Requirements

  • First make sure your window is deep enough for your wood blinds to be an inside mount. Find your product’s minimum mounting surface requirements in the "Product Info" tab on the information page for your product. Measure the amount of space you have where you plan on attaching the mounting brackets.

Measure the widthMeasuring the width

  • Measure the exact width (left to right) of the inside edge of the window frame in three places (top, middle, and bottom).
  • Record the smallest width out of the 3 measurements down to the nearest 1/8”.
  • If you are getting a 1/16” or 1/32” increment, round down to the nearest 1/8”.
  • This is the width you will order.

Measure the heightMeasuring the height

  • Measure the exact height (top to bottom) of the window frame in three places (top left, center, and top right down to the window sill).
  • Record the largest height out of the 3 measurements up to the nearest 1/8”.
  • If you are getting a 1/16” or 1/32” increment, round up to the nearest 1/8”.
  • This is the height that you will order.

Please note:

Our factory will make all necessary deductions to the exact window measurements you provide to us to ensure your product will fit and operate perfectly in your window. Do not make your own deductions. Do not add to the width to make up for any deductions. If you would like more light coverage, consider an outside mount. See chart below for the deductions per collection:

Wood BlindsDepth required for secure inside mountDepth needed for flush inside mountFlat surface for outside mountTotal Deduction
Select Wood Blinds1 1/8"3"2 1/4"1/2"
American Wood Blinds1 1/8"3"2 1/4"1/2"
Designer Basswood1 1/8"3"2 1/4"1/2"
Veneto Wood1 1/8"3"2 1/4"1/2"
Priority Wood1 1/8"3"2 1/4"1/2"
Deep Wood1 1/8"3"2 1/4"1/2"
Good Housekeeping1 1/8"3"2 1/4"3/4" off headrail 1/2" off slats

Instructions for Outside Mounted Wood Blinds

Since outside mount covers the entire window opening and frame, there are additions you will need to make to order the correct size. We will make your product to the dimensions you specify and will make no additions for you.

Flat surface requirements

  • Determine where you want to mount the blind outside. Make sure you have approx. 2 ½” of flat surface to mount the product either on top of any trim you may have or above the trim on the wall. It’s completely your preference. You can find more specific flat surface mounting information in the “Product Info” tab under the product information page.

Measure the widthMeasuring the width

  • Measure the exact width of the window opening in three places (top, middle, and bottom).
  • Record the largest width out of the 3 measurements.
  • Make a minimum addition to the size of 2” on each side or 4” total. For example, if the window opening is 72”, it would be helpful to order 76”. This will provide 2” of coverage on each side of the window for maximum privacy and light gap coverage.
  • You can make the additions as small or as large as you like, but the above example is a good rule of thumb to follow.
  • This is the width you will order.

Measure the heightMeasuring the height

  • Measure the exact height of the window opening in three places (top left, center, and top right down to the bottom sill).
  • Record the largest height out of the 3 measurements.
  • Make a minimum addition to the size of 2” for the top and 2” for the bottom or 4” total. For example, if the window height is 36” inches, it would be helpful to order 40”. This will provide enough flat surface to mount the blind on top as well as maximum privacy and light gap coverage.
  • You can make the additions as small or as large as you would like, but the above example is a good rule of thumb.
  • This is the height that you will order.