Solid white oak just wasn’t going to work for these window blinds—too heavy for the louver mechanism and too dimensionally unstable for the window location. But the designer insisted so Taylormade Joinery turned to UK-based distributor Timbmet for help coming up with a solution. Timbmet called Contact and Contact worked with an aluminum extruder to create louvers in the specified shape and sizes. A little adhesive innovation later, the white-oak wrapped aluminum louvers were ready to ship. Installed they are indistinguishable from solid oak. Ingenious.



CLIENT: Taylormade Joinery

DETAILS: Kings College, London, UK; 92,503 lineal feet of profile wrapped aluminum; 594 pieces at 63.5 inches, 274 pieces at 74.5 inches, 342 pieces at 100.5 inches.

PRODUCT: Profile-wrapped aluminum louvers

CONSTRUCTION: White oak veneer profile-wrapped to extruded aluminum core

FINISH: Site-finished

ADHESIVE: Type 1 Hot Melt


END USE: vertical window blinds

CORE: Extruded aluminum

FACE VENEER: White oak

As one united company, Endura Products and Contact Industries will be operating under the name of Endura Products, Inc. as of July 16, 2019.Learn More



At the end of 2016, Endura Products and Contact Industries joined forces with Endura’s acquisition of Contact. We’ve since been working together to deliver stronger product solutions addressing the unique needs of our valued customers.


To reflect this partnership and our position as one united organization, both companies will be operating under the name of Endura Products, Inc. as of July 16, 2019!