Wood Blinds

Hunter Douglas Wood Blinds

Hunter Douglas, the most recognized name in wood blinds, offers the widest selection, broad design options and the features demanded by the discerning decorator. As the industry leader, Hunter Douglas provides Wood and Faux Wood Blinds. Wood and Faux Wood Blinds. We carry a full line of every available blind. From 1″ to 2 5/8″ slats. Painted or stained. With or without decorative tapes. Bass wood, pine, oak, cherry, maple, composite, and pvc. Whether you want the best of the best or something for a tighter budget, we have it. Of course, we carry the full line of Hunter Douglas Country Woods, Chalet Woods, Expose, Everwoods and Woodmates, (learn more about Hunter Douglas Wood blinds by visiting their site) however; we also carry a few local brands including Devenco, one of the finest wood blinds available in the country.

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Bass vs. Poplar vs. Ramin – What’s the big deal?

When shopping for wood blinds, there aren’t many differences between products to consider except the most important one, what type of wood they’re made from. Hopefully the following information will answer any questions you have about which type of wood is best for you.

Bass and Poplar woods:

Most high quality wood blinds are made from either Bass or Poplar wood. Both of these woods have the unique qualities needed to create beautiful high-quality wooden blinds. The only material difference between the two is the appearance of their grain and their hardness.

Basswood, which comes from the alder tree, has a fine, light colored, tight grain. These attributes allow for quality staining to make it look like other woods such as cherry, oak, pecan, mahogany, etc. Basswood is also lightweight and easy to mill. This is why so many companies use Basswood for their wood blinds.

Poplar wood, from the Poplar tree, has all of the qualities of Basswood with a few minor exceptions. Poplar wood is harder. This allows it to hold its shape a little better than Basswood, however it has a streaky sometimes-greenish grain that doesn’t lend itself to staining as well as Basswood. This is why most companies use Poplar for their painted slats and Bass for their stained slats.

Ramin wood:

All of the least expensive wood blinds are made from Ramin wood. Ramin wood is imported from Southeast Asia and doesn’t match the high quality of Bass and Poplar woods. The grain is thicker and the wood itself is heavier. Ramin wood also doesn’t hold its shape over time as well as Bass or Poplar. However, as you can see in our price charts, Ramin wood blinds are significantly less expensive than our Bass and Poplar models.

When choosing one wood vs. the other, it really depends on what your particular priorities are at the time. If you need the highest quality available go with Bass or Poplar. If you need the lowest price go with Ramin. It’s really that simple! Whichever one you choose, you can be assured that you will be satisfied with your purchase from Atlanta Blind and Shade!

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