Wood blinds are a cost effective custom window covering option and fit most budgets for blinds. Made of grade A basswood, the very durable wood slats and string ladders hold up to decades of use. Wood slats are available in several widths including 1 3/8”, 2”, 2 3/8”, 2”, and 3”. The most common and most affordable is the 2″ slat. Slats in 1″ width are available at a bit more cost, and fewer wood blind manufacturers make 1″ blinds than in years past. The wider the slat, the bigger the space between slats, the better the clear view and the smaller the stack when raised to the top of the window. Wood blinds are also available in several special wood species such as Oak, Cherry, Knotty Pine, as well as any painted color imaginable.