Wood shades too big, can they be cut to size from home?

I have hanging wood, bamboo shades that are too wide for the window. They are so expensive I would hate to buy new... has anyone had luck cutting them at home or can a Lowes etc. cut them ?
  8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 02, 2015
    I would definately not try to attempt cutting on your own,Let a professional do this,Ive made that mistake.
  • The Redesign Habit The Redesign Habit on Sep 02, 2015
    I agree....take to a Home Depot or Lowes and let them cut them for you. It isn't the easiest material to cut and if you mess it up, it's over.
  • Mickey Mickey on Sep 03, 2015
    I sure wouldn't try it. You'd have a heck of a mess on your hands & it probably wouldn't look right.
  • Mona Mona on Sep 03, 2015
    Agree with above comments.
  • TJ TJ on Sep 03, 2015
  • Diane Blank Diane Blank on Sep 03, 2015
    Many times the rope/thread material used to keep the blinds together will unravel if they are cut. If this is not the case, it would be ok to cut them down width wise. I successfully cut down roll up bamboo shades that I purchased at HD even after their employee suggested I not try it. The way they are put together is the key.
  • Mai991992 Mai991992 on Sep 03, 2015
    If the shade is rolled up tight tape the ends with wide painters tape and cut through the middle of tape. Make sure you don't cut into the ropes that control the blind. I use my power mighterbox saw to cut it.
  • Celsey Weiss Celsey Weiss on Sep 08, 2015
    I don't understand how this works. Isn't there a hard plastic box at the top of the shades that houses the cords when they roll up that you'd have to cut through?