The material used in manufacturing wood venetian blinds is either Paulownia or Basswood.
This is also known as Pearlwood or Phoenix wood is a very lightweight material making excellent for wood venetian blinds. It is a fast growing wood, strong and has a very nice grain structure, so if you want a stained finish to your wooden blinds the stains come out really well.
Very popular in making shutters due to its strength, even grain and straightness. Unlike Paulownia, Basswood has a very tight grain making it very smooth. Wood venetian blinds made in Basswood are very smooth, straight and strong.
Wood venetian blinds can be made from other woods, but these are the two materials the Shuttermatch blinds opennshut supply are made from.