How to Install Bamboo Blinds in 12 Steps

Posted by Stéphane Schröder 31/07/2018 0 Comment(s) Bamboo DIY Tips,

How to install bamboo blinds? With our special pulley system and this step-by-step DIY guide you will be able to hang bamboo blinds in no time. Our roller shades can be used both indoors and outdoors and their installation is quick and easy. Customizing a bamboo roller blind is also possible by cutting the bamboo slats with our Japanese saw.

Needed Tools Building time
  • 15 min

 

Step 1

How to install bamboo blinds

Cut the 4 mm cotton rope from the supplied pulley system to the following size:

  • For a bamboo blind 200 x 200 cm = 1 piece of 5 meters and 1 piece of 6,5 meters.
  • For a bamboo blind 150 x 200 cm = 1 piece of 5 meters and 1 piece of 6 meters.
  • For a bamboo blind 100 x 200 cm = 1 piece of 5 meters and 1 piece of 5,5 meters.

 

Step 2

How to install bamboo blinds

Take the shortest rope and tie the end to the upper wide bamboo slat at 20 cm from the side. Tie the rope at the front of the bamboo slat (convex side).

Attention! The side where you attach the shortest rope becomes the side of the control and rope cleat!

Repeat the same steps for the longer rope but then 20 cm from the other side.

 

Step 3

How to install bamboo blinds

Attach the wide bamboo slat of the roller blind to a window frame or beam. This can be done by means of screws, tie-wraps or steel wire.

Attention! When using screws, pre-drill the bamboo slat to avoid cracks.

 

Step 4

How to install bamboo blinds

Let the bamboo blind and the cotton ropes hang out completely.

 

Step 5

How to install bamboo blinds

Now take a pulley and screw it into the window frame or beam. Do this at the back of the bamboo blind and 20 cm from the side so that it is exactly at the same position as the rope that you had previously tied to the front of the slat.

 

Step 6

How to install bamboo blinds

Attach the second pulley as described in step 5 but then 20 cm from the other side.

 

Step 7

How to install bamboo blinds

Take the longest rope lying on the ground and insert the end through the first pulley.

 

Step 8

How to install bamboo blinds

Then insert the rope through the second pulley.

 

Step 9

How to install bamboo blinds

Take the shortest rope and pass it through the second pulley (where the longer rope comes out).

 

Step 10

How to install bamboo blinds

Now take both ends of the strings and pull them until both strings are nicely tight. Then tie the ends of the two strings together.

 

Step 11

How to install bamboo blinds

Pull the tied strings and your bamboo blind will roll up nice and smooth!

How to install bamboo blinds

Step 12

 

How to install bamboo blinds

Screw the plastic rope cleat to the wall so that you can secure the strings and lock the roller blind at the desired height.