Step 8: Test the operation of the shade

testing the shade
Photo: Shaffer Smith Photography
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With the brace screws firmly tightened, check that the shade works properly.

Grasp the center of the bottom rail and slowly pull straight down to extend the shade all the way to the stool, or sill.

Again with your hand in the middle of the rail, push up to raise the shade. Stop at several points along the way to check that the shade remains at the desired height.

Tip: If the shade looks a bit short, leave it fully extended for a day or two until the fabric relaxes.

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    Tools List

    • ratcheting screwdriver
      Multi-tip screwdriver
    • Awl
      Awl
    • 16-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • two-foot level
      2-foot level and straight board
    • drill
      Drill/driver with 1/16-inch-diameter bit
    • utility knife
      Utility knife

    Shopping List

    1. WINDOW SHADE

    2. MOUNTING BRACKETS AND SCREWS (COME WITH SHADE)

    3. WOOD SHIM