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Basswood Venetian Blind Installation Guide

Parts Included in Venetial Blind Installation Kit


  1. Please check that all parts have been supplied before you begin to assemble your new Custom Venetian Blind.

  2. Ensure that the blind is mounted level for correct operation.


  1. The mounting brackets should be fitted 6mm past each end of the headrail using screw #1. The bracket doesn’t necessarily need to touch the inside face of the window frame.
    Mounting Bracket Guide

  2. Align the top of the centre support bracket with the top of the mounting bracket before installation. Install with the bigger flap of the centre support bracket on the top side, away from any ladder cord positions.
    Step 2 installation - basswood venetian blinds

  3. Push the headrail into the brackets, then press the gate down until it clicks to close the brackets.
    Step 3 installation - basswood venetian blinds

  4. Screw valance clips onto back side of the valance with screws provided (screw #3) , flush with the top of the valance.
    Step 4 installation - basswood venetian blinds

  5. Screw one end of the valance return clip onto the valance using screw #3. Align the edge of the valance return with the valance. Screw the other end of the valance return clip onto the valance return.
    Step 5 installation - basswood venetian blinds

Hook valance clip with valance attached onto the top of the headrail.
Step 6 installation - basswood venetian blinds

To Operate the Blind


Always tilt the slats horizontally before raising or lowering the blind. This will extend the life of the blind, and makes the movement easier and smoother.

Raising: Pull the cord downward until the blind reaches the desired height; release the cord, and the blind will lock automatically.

Lowering: Hold the cord at eye level and move it to the left, pulling down gently until the cord lock releases. Allow the cord to pass through until the blind reaches the desired level. Move the cord to the right and release, and the blind will lock automatically.

Tilting: Pull either tilt cord downwards to attain desired slat position. Pull other cord downwards to tilt in opposite direction.

How To Operate Venetian Blinds



Blinds must be fitted with safety devices provided to comply with legal requirements. Please continue for instructions to fit safety devices.



To avoid creating a possible strangulation hazard for children, the corded or chained internal window covering must beinstalled in such a way that a loose cord or chain cannot form a loop 220mm or longer at a height of less than 1600mm above floor level.

  • A cord/chain guide may be installed lower than 1600mm above floor level if the cord/chain is sufficiently secured or tensioned to prevent a loop 220mm or longer from being formed.

  • If a cord/chain guide is installed lower than 1600mm above floor level, it must be designed to prevent a child from being able to remove the cord/chain.

  • If a cleat is used to secure the cord, it must be at least 1600mm above floor level because a child is capable of unwinding a cord from a cleat.

Installing Cord Cleat

Cord cleats must be installed to comply with Regulations. The cleats must be installed at least 1600mm above floor level, because a child is capable of unwinding a cord from a cleat.

Fasten the cleats to the wall using the screws provided. Do not use tape or glue to attach the cleats.

Note: the cord must be wrapped around the cord cleat to prevent child strangulation. The cord must not form a loop longer than 220mm, and should be wound entirely around the cleat.

Installing a Cord Cleat

Installing Hold Down Bracket

The use of hold down brackets is recommended for additional child safety, but is not a requirement for the normal functioning of the blind.

Using the two screws provided, attach the base of the hold down bracket to the window facing or sill. Additional fixing can also be fitted through the side of the bracket (where suitable). Snap bracket pin ends into the holes in the ends of the bottom rail.

Installing a Hold Down Bracket

Adjust Safety Cord Stop

To reduce the risk of strangulation to infants and toddlers, position safety cord stops before using the blind.

Install blind according to the directions provided, making sure the headrail is securely fastened. Lower the blind to the maximum desired length, and lock the cords in place.

Adjusting Safety Cord Stop Instructions

Measure the distance from the headrail to the cord stops. If the cord stops are 25 to 50mm below the headrail, no further adjustment is needed. Your blind is ready to use.

Adjusting Safety Cord Stop Measurement Instructions

If cord stops ARE NOT 25 to 50mm below the headrail, loosen (but do not untie) the knot surrounding the cord stop.

Adjusting Safety Cord Stop Loosening Instructions

Push both the cord stop and the loosened knot toward the headrail until the cord stop is 25 to 50mm below the headrail. Hold the cord stop in place and pull firmly on the cord to re-tighten the knot. Repeat steps 2, 3 & 4 for each cord stop.

Adjusting Safety Cord Stop Instructions

How to Adjust Pull Cord Length / Reassemble Breakaway Tassel

Our blind comes equipped with a breakaway tassel that prevents child strangulation. Should the breakaway tassel come apart, please refer to Step 4.

NOTE: To reassemble breakaway tassel refer to Step 4, otherwise proceed with Step 1 to adjust pull cord lengths.

  1. After determining desired height of breakaway tassel, open breakaway tassel.

  2. Raise the breakaway tassel to desired height and tie knot to each pull cord end. NOTE: make sure all pull cord lengths is even before proceeding.

  3. Cut excess pull cords, beneath knots, using scissors.

  4. Place pull cords into grooves and snap breakaway tassel together to close.

Adjusting Pull Cord Length - Venetian Blind Installation

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