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Tips on measuring windows accurately for window shades, venetian blinds and shutters.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 65

Tip: Use mini-slat venetian blinds to conceal storage, divide rooms and close-off doorways.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1983 (v.61#6) pg. F4

Window shade repair. How to fix window shades, venetian blinds, and roll-up blinds.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1985 (v.9#1) pg. 64

How to make wooden Venetian blinds.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Jun 1985 (v.16#3) pg. 28

How to put new cords and tapes on venetian blinds.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #149 Dec 1973 (v.23#9) pg. 48

How to decorate vertical venetian blinds with wallpaper, fabric, or posters.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #184 Oct 1977 (v.27#7) pg. 74

How to repair venetian blinds. Describes how to replace a frayed cord and a broken tape.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #185 Nov-Dec 1977 (v.27#8) pg. 68

A look at today's venetian blinds and tips on installation.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #195 Jan 1979 (v.29#1) pg. 54

Using venetian blinds as room dividers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #223 Nov 1981 (v.31#9) pg. 30

Five great ways to dress up your windows. Includes wooden blinds, vertical blinds, wooden shutters, pleated shades, and venetian blinds. Includes tips on selection, measuring, and installation.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #262 Oct 1985 (v.35#8) pg. 25

A look at the different kinds of blinds and shades that are available. How to measure for and install miniblinds, pleated shades, vertical blinds and roller shades.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #325 Feb 1992 (v.42#2) pg. 39

Replacing the lift cord in venetian blinds.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #343 Nov-Dec 1993 (v.43#10) pg. 30

How to cut heat loss or heat gain with exterior blinds, shutters or screens.
HANDY ANDY Dec 1979 (v.4#3) pg. 16

Cleaning and repairing venetian blinds.
HANDY ANDY Apr 1980 (v.4#7) pg. 4

How to simplify window treatment. Using shades and blinds can eliminate the need for curtains and drapes, simplify installation and reduce maintenance. How to make a shade valance and how to measure and install shades and blinds.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #4 Winter 1976 (v.1#4) pg. 55

How to measure and install mini-blinds. How to paint or paper window blind slats.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1981 (v.6#5) pg. 57

Tips on installing venetian blinds and information on where you can order special designs to fit unusual windows.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #557 Oct 1974 (v.70) pg. 82

Sofshutter, a window covering that combines crispness of a blind with softness of cloth. Vertical cloth casings hold venetian blind slats. Top is covered with matching cornice.
NEEDLE & THREAD Sep-Oct 1981 (v.1#4) pg. 15

Making wood venetian blinds. Construction is based on originals found in an 1829 house.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1983 (v.11#2) pg. 35

Tip: Clean window blinds at a coin-operated car wash prior to repainting.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1984 (v.12#8) pg. 179

Use a large venetian blind, set into a simple frame, as a room divider.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1975 (v.207#4) pg. 146

Vertical blinds are not just for windows. Ideas for using vertical blinds to replace screens or folding doors to conceal storage areas, ugly walls, etc.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1984 (v.225#6) pg. 100

Wash mini-blinds in a section of PVC tube which is capped on both ends and set on a simple wooden rocker.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1987 (v.231#3) pg. 128

Renewing old venetian blinds.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Jun 1965 (v.36#6) pg. 62

Tip: Three ways to cover up a round window: a fabric screen, a mini-blind and a pleated curtain.
SUNSET Oct 1986 (v.177#4) pg. 106

Three ideas for providing visual privacy without adding walls.
SUNSET Jan 1987 (v.178#1) pg. 70