March was a busy month in our workroom. Several big projects were due to be installed in a small time frame. It was critical that I work to maximum efficiency in order to meet my production goals.
The job featured in the last post consisted of eight shades of different sizes, and six required joining widths.
I inspected the fabric and tentatively marked the 81" cuts, allowing several inches above the board line.
Each shade was made by my standard fabrication method, with buckram and weight bar tube in the bottom.
When they were all made, it was easy to put them through an assembly-line to finish, because we had already cut and covered the lumber, cut the weight bars and ribs, and assembled the Rollease clutches- for 60 shades. All these components are marked and grouped by job. The photos below are from a different large batch of shades, but it's representative of what we do before every high-volume fabrication effort.