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It helps to have another person on hand. They can check that the blind batten is aligned correctly prior to fixing and can hold the batten whilst you are fixing it.
Top Tip: Drilling Into Wood
To prevent the wood from splitting make a pilot hole with a small drill bit or the tip of a flat wood drill bit before screwing into the wood.
Fixing to Wood
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STEP 1 - Positioning the Blind
Hold the blind in front of the window and select the fixing position. The blind should be fully extended. Ensure that it is central on the window and that the bottom of the blind is just above the windowsill.
It is easier if one person holds the blind whilst the other stands back and checks that it is hanging correctly.
Mark the position of the top batten with a pencil and take the blind down.
STEP 2 - Marking the Holes for Drilling
Separate the top batten from the rest of the blind by peeling back the velcro from the top batten.
Drill holes through the top batten at each end about an inch (2cm) in and then every 12 inches (30cm) using a small wood drill bit (3mm approx).
Hold the top batten up to the window and re-align with the pencil marks made earlier.
STEP 3 - Drilling Holes in the Wood
Remove the batten and drill the holes 0.5cm into the wood using a 3mm bit. Alternatively you can use the tip of a flat drill bit to make a small hole in the wood.
STEP 4 - Threading the Cords through the Rings and Eyelets
Place the blind face down on a clean flat surface with the top batten at the top. Pass the cords from the bottom batten up through eyelets at the back of the horizontal rods to the top batten and then along to the side where the cord will hang.
Tie a figure of eight knot to stop the cord sliding back through the end eyelet on the batten.
STEP 5 - Fix the Top Batten to the Top of the Window Frame
Place the batten against the top of the wooden window frame, aligning it to the pencil marks. Insert the screws into the holes made in the top batten, the tips should align with holes made in the wooden window frame. Screw the top batten to the window frame. Re-attach (velcro) the blind onto the top batten.
STEP 6 - Fixing the Cleat
You can now fix the cleat to the window frame or the wall. The cleat is used to tie the cords off when the blind is in an 'up' position.
If fixing the cleat to the wooden window frame, drill a small pilot hole 0.5 cm to prevent the wood splitting.
The last step is to thread the cords through the wooden acorn and then holding the cords together tie a single knot to prevent the cord sliding back through the acorn. Don't cut off the 'spare' cord until you are sure the acorn is in the correct position. This can be ascertained by raising and lowering the blind to ensure that the cord is operable and the amount of cord is not excessive.
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