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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 01-28-2022 12:12 AM 775 views 2 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The plastic valence on the new vertical blinds warped after one year in the summer heat here is Arizona, so I made a wooden one that was quite a bit heavier. This one is made from pecan wood and it is 80” long, 5” wide and 5/8” thick.

I was going to put up steel L brackets and screw it in from the top but I though mounting on 5- 3/4” pegs would make it more substantial of a mount and allow me to mount it without any help..

The last shot is the plastic trim piece this valence replaced

It is finished with boiled linseed oil and Rustoleum clear 2X satin spray enamel.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 01-28-2022 12:19 AM

That’s some pretty wood

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 01-28-2022 12:49 AM

Nicely done Jim. There is some spectacular grain in there, and I see the wrapped grain on the end.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#3 posted 01-28-2022 01:00 AM

Pretty, Jim! Always feels good to upgrade something like that around the house.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 01-28-2022 01:33 AM


Good job fixing up the AZ abode. Today was really nice here in Tucson, usually a bit warmer over your way.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#5 posted 01-28-2022 01:40 AM

Nice finish to those windows.

-- AJ

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#6 posted 01-28-2022 02:24 AM

Looks great. Such pretty wood and you played the grain nicely.

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#7 posted 01-28-2022 02:37 AM

Really nice grain pattern and the color is a partial match as well as a nice contrast

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#8 posted 01-28-2022 02:58 AM

Nice to see you are enjoying the sunshine and keeping busy.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 01-28-2022 03:21 AM

Nice little project. Some great looking wood.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#10 posted 01-28-2022 05:14 AM

I’ve never worked with Pecan before. The grain on this is quite impressive. Great job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#11 posted 01-28-2022 07:39 AM

Very well incorporated design detail!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 01-28-2022 12:07 PM

Nicely done!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#13 posted 01-28-2022 12:29 PM

Nice upgrade Jim! Much better looking than plastic!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#14 posted 01-28-2022 04:09 PM

I’ve always hated those valences that come with the verticals. You gave me a great idea Jim for when I relent to the deferred house projects, combine some wood working with them 8^)

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#15 posted 01-28-2022 04:28 PM

Thatʻs one beautiful valance.

I posted how I hung a VALANCE a while back and used a different way of mounting it. I donʻt know if there is a top to your valance but if it does you could have used the way I mounted my valance.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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