How to Restring a Continuous Loop Operated Woven Wood Shade

Video ID: 201002


These instructions demonstrate how to restring a woven wood shade with a clutch lifting system. You may need to restring your shade if your strings are broken or damaged.

A Note on Safety

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Tools Needed

Tape Measure

Parts Needed

Step 1 – Measure the length from the control rod to the lowest place where the string attaches on the back of the shade.

  • Add an additional 3” to your measurement.
  • Cut all of the strings you will need to repair.
  • Be sure to cut your strings to the exact same length.

Step 2 – Lift the valance up and unscrew the wing nuts on the underside of the headrail.

  • Remove your shade from the window, and lay on a flat surface.
  • Cut off the existing lift strings.
  • Take note of how the cord is wound on the rod and fed through the shade.

Step 3 – Remove all old strings from the control rod.

  • Feed the new cord to the bottom ring and tie a knot.
  • Feed the cord through the guides and the grommet at the top of the shade.

Step 4 – Feed the cord through the guide by the rod.

Step 5 – Tie a knot 1” from the end of the cord.

  • Attach the knot to the retainer and apply the same process to both sides.
  • Clip the retainer back onto the control rod.
  • Repeat the process for all of the lifting strings.

Step 6 – Rehang the shade in the window.

  • If your shade is heavy or wide, you may need help from another person to rehang it.
  • Reattach wing-nuts on all brackets.

Step 7 – Roll the shade up and down, checking for evenness.

  • If your shade is not even, move the retainer clip on the control rod to adjust.
  • If your shade is still not even, remove the string knots and readjust.