Cannot Find Cord Pulls

chisueNovember 16, 2012

I've looked at BB&B, at the hardware store, at Home Depot, at Joanne Fabrics. I cannot find the little wooden pulls for the ends of cords that raise and lower roman shades. I need nine, to replace plastic ones that have rotted in the sun.

My other shades have white painted wooden pulls, about an inch long, shaped like an elongated bell. You feed the cord through the top and knot the end, which stays inside the wooden pull.

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Check out this link. Google "wooden shade cord pulls" for others.

Here is a link that might be useful: Wooden shade pulls

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 3:58PM
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Do you have an ACE hardware store? Sometimes they carry items others don't.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 3:58PM
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Have you tried a linen (drapery) store or shade store? Those would be the places that would pop into my mind

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 4:10PM
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Do you have a craft store near by? Look in the wood section. You can get wooden balls with holes drilled thru them. Paint them or not. And cheap!

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 4:12PM
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I've seen them at Home Depot or Lowes in the lighting department where ceiling fans are sold.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 4:33PM
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Kris, thanks, neat site.


    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 4:37PM
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Great link Kris! These kind of things are so niched these days you can only find them on the internet these days. Same with many appliance parts.

I bought plastic cord pulls online - only place I could find them.

This site takes Paypal too! I'm going to bookmark it. Thanks for the link.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2012 at 1:13AM
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I was SURE I'd replied here, but don't see it.

Thanks for the link, Kris. I may resort to that, although it's irritating to pay $9.00 for these little lightweight doodads and another $4.95 for shipping and handling. (I should be grateful they HAVE them!)

    Bookmark   November 17, 2012 at 10:07AM
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Cut a little piece of wood and get out your whittling knife, drill a hole just larger than the cord from bottom through the top, and a slightly larger hole most of the way up, to hide the knot in the cord.

Talk to a crafty(?) neighbour who likes to paint stuff on occasion and make a date to take your pull(s) over when they're about to do a paint job in your chosen colour .... smile nicely at the conclusion of the job: invite her(him?) over for coffee.

o j

    Bookmark   November 17, 2012 at 3:57PM
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