Reusing mini blind slats?

I'm getting rid of about a dozen mini blinds. They are not good enough to give to the Salvation Army, but there are lots of undamaged slats. Anyone know ways to reuse these?


rickharris6 years ago
seandogue6 years ago
They're good for use as shim stock (to their limit anyway).

I've also used them to cut out thin plastic washers. Al you need is a pair of punches, one for the outer dia, one for the inner.

Granted, all you need to hang onto is a couple of slats...
aeray6 years ago
Here's one I like but haven't tried yet-

I also use a few strips to position countertop laminate (like Formica). Once the laminate and the substrate have had contact cement applied, I put the slats on the substrate about 18" apart and then place the laminate over them. When I have the laminate positioned correctly, I start at one end and pull out a strip at a time, pressing the laminate down lightly with my other hand as I go.
Re-design6 years ago
You can buy rebuild kits and remake the blinds you have.