The modern blind dates back to the 18th century and is the original venetian blind.
As a natural material, timber is subject to movement and for timber blinds it is only possible to use timbers that are stable in the form of narrow strips. The timber has to be kiln dried to a moisture content of between 6-8% to maintain this stability and avoid warping.
The timber used is predominantly Basswood. Basswood is a light wood with a more even grain, which is preferred when a more even colouring is required.
Only sustainable sourced timber is used.