The range of wooden blinds opennshut can supply are called Shuttermatch blinds. This is because they are made in the same factory as our shutters and have some matching features such as colour and slat sizes.
A wooden blind is a slatted blind, it can be pulled up out of the way of the window by pulling a cord to the side of the blind or you can tilt the slats to adjust the amount of light or privacy you require. This type of adjustable blind is very popular.
The Shuttermatch blind stands out from other wooden blinds due the really tight slat closure it provides. The 50mm and 64mm slats do not have any large slotted holes in the middle of them like other blinds. These slotted holes are normally where the cords run through keeping all the slats together and supporting the weight. As the slats tilt the holes need to be slotted to allow them to move. A nice idea, but it does mean you get light coming through the small slots.
With the Shuttermatch blackout system the large holes are avoided by placing a small round hole in the very back of the slat. When all the slats are closed the over lapping slat covers the hole and blocking the light. This method allows the slats to close tighter than your average wooden blind.
The blinds are designed to be fitted inside of your window recess. There is a metal headrail with wooden slats below, a wooden pelmet clips onto the headrail to cover the brackets and create a neater finish. If you want to mount your blind on the outside of the recess there is an option to mitre the top pelmet so that it covers the ends of the top head rail.