Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Natural Timber Wood Blinds 2010

While warm wood Heavy dark wood blinds are great for stopping harsh sunlight. Because timber blinds can be finished with stains, paints and texturing, their uses are multiple. Synthetic materials are denser, but are not as good at resisting heat change. Using wood instead of faux wood blinds actually increases the insulation capabilities of your window coverings.

Cherry, oak, or any other hardwood with the finish they choose. Interior decorators really love this because now they can use whatever material they think fits in most with the decor. This means that cedar, and hardwoods like the North American basswood are easier to get. Now lumberjacks pick and choose trees and then plant replacements. Gone are the days of strip clearing.

In the United States, almost all lumber now harvested is from renewable or re-forested timber. Now you can just go online, enter in your dimensions, wood and design requests, and get your blinds shipped to you. You no longer need a carpenter to make custom blinds. As wooden blinds have had to compete against completely form-able synthetic shades, custom blinds companies have responded by making their shades more customizable. So natural timber wood blinds are making a resurgence, especially those cut in the US instead of a Brazilian rain forest.

But the fact is that wood is a renewable resource, while the synthetic materials used in faux wood are not. Faux wood was popular because it was cheap and considered to be better for the environment. Wood blinds made from American timber are gaining in popularity over faux wood blinds.

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