A long time ago, I was watching This Old House (one of my all-time favorite shows!) and they went to The Shade Store in NYC and watched how the factory made a product from start to finish. I had a lovely chat with The Shade Store who agreed that it would be a great idea to re-create that segment for the web in a Deconstruction post.

The Shade Store’s Roller Shades are hand-crafted in our New York workrooms. Here, we take you through the process of constructing a Roller Shade.

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Here our Paisley Black material is being laid out and readied for squaring.

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Material is cut to exact dimensions.

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The bottom pocket is created and heat sealed in order to hold the weighted hem bar which will allows the shade to properly hang.

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As the shade is tailored, the bottom pocket is seamed for a perfect fit.

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Metal tubing is cut to accommodate material. This tube acts as the roller.

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Material is centered and applied to the roller while the bottom weight bar is inserted into pocket and secured.

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The completed roller shade is now hung and tested to ensure that it is functional and operates properly.

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Cords and safety tags are separately affixed to product in pre-packaging for safe delivery.

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Product is pre-packaged for safe delivery.

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…And finished in bubble wrap for boxed shipping.

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