How to Install Metal Hold Down Brackets on Wood Blinds

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Metal hold down brackets are used for horizontal mini, wood, faux wood, and Venetian blinds to hold the bottom rail in place on doors or window frames. They prevent the bottom rail from moving around and damaging the blinds, door, or window frame. The metal brackets are a more durable alternative to the plastic hold down brackets.

A Note on Safety

Kids can strangle in blind cords. To make your blinds safer for kids, keep cords out of reach and secure cord and bead chain loops. To learn more, please visit our child safety guide.

Tools Needed

Drill and bit set
Driver set (or a screwdriver)
Tape measure

Parts Needed

Step 1 – Drill a hole on each end of the bottom rail.

This step can be skipped if a hole is already on both sides of the bottom rail.

  • Drill a hole on each end of the bottom rail. The hole should be at the center of each side.
  • The hole should be slightly smaller than the pin included with the hold down bracket.

Step 2 – Insert the pins.

  • Tap the smaller end of the pins into the holes on each side using a hammer.

Step 3 – Mark the position the bracket will be mounted.

  • Make sure the blind is fully down and the bottom rail is even.
  • Place the hold down bracket against the door or wall and over the pin on the bottom rail.
  • Mark this position with a pencil.

Step 4 – Install the bracket.

  • Place the bracket into the position that you marked earlier.
  • Drill screws into the mounting holes of the bracket.

Step 5 – Measure the position of the bracket.

  • Measure the position of the bracket from the bottom of the door.
  • Use this measurement to determine the correct placement for the bracket on the other side of the blind.

Step 6 – Repeat step 4 to mount the bracket on the other side of the blind.