3D Printed Ikea Blind Mounts

£15.00£22.50

This listing is for a pair of 3D printed mounts that allow a standard Ikea Hoppvals blind to be installed in a camper van. Order 1 pair per window.

Optionally, you may add a Leather Pull Tab to your order.

Please see this listing if you require a custom colour for the Leather Tab; a natural brown tanned pull is standard but I would love to work with you to include that accented look to finish off your van to your colour scheme! Anything from simple black dye to coloured edges or a fully coloured tab – the only limit is your imagination (probably!).

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This listing is for a pair of 3D printed mounts that allow a standard Ikea Hoppvals blind to be installed in a camper van*, as detailed on my personal webpage – https://beckythornton.co.uk/portfolio/campervan-blind.

Optionally, you may add a Leather Pull Tab to your order. The most common method I have seen for accessing the clear plastic pull on this kind of recessed blind is to cut out a notch in the plywood to allow you the grasp the plastic pull. In my design, it is possible to use a leather pull that allows access in both the open and closed positions as the design incorporates a loop at the bottom and a tab that would stick up above the plywood. This allows the blind to close fully down to the metal of the van giving a better light blocking effect.

Please see this listing if you require a custom colour for the Leather Tab; a natural brown tanned pull is standard but I would love to work with you to include that accented look to finish off your van to your colour scheme! Anything from simple black dye to coloured edges or a fully coloured tab – the only limit is your imagination (probably!).

I wanted the neat look of a recessed blind in my VW T6, but without the price tag of a pre-built unit. The brackets that come with the Ikea blind would have made it slightly further away from the plywood than ideal. I wanted it to be as flush as possible as I would be sleeping under it and I wanted to ensure no light could get in to wake me up on lazy summer mornings. I, therefore, designed new mounts which you can purchase here.

As the plywood is only 3.6mm thick, I used flange nuts to increase strength. These are inserted from the opposite side of the plywood and covered in the carpet. You cannot see them from the front. Your order will include the flange nuts and bolts.

Included when you order will be a PDF with a comprehensive set of instructions detailing how to install the mounts/pulls into your Ikea Hoppvals blind.

*Other applications may be possible. The kit you are buying is specific to Ikea Hoppvals as they are designed to fit the top rail of these blinds, however, the holes to mount the blind to the plywood in a campervan could go on to any surface to make a recessed blind.

For each blind, the following parts are supplied;
• 2 x Plastic Mounts
• 4 x Bolts
• 4 x Flange Nuts

If you have ordered the Leather Pull tab you will also receive;
• 1 x Leather Pull and grey thread to secure to the blind

So, if you are installing 2 blinds, you will need to order 2 kits.

The following parts are not supplied;
• Ikea Hoppvals Blind
• Plywood Panel, Carpet, Van Fixings
• Tools (Drill & Drill bit, Allen Key, Small Screwdriver/Awl, Tape Measure, Marker Pen/Pencil, Glue, Needle)

==== Disclaimer ====

Please note; 3D printing produces visible lines in the finished item. This is simply down to the nature of 3D printing and is a direct result of the layers that make up the item. Some 3D printed products are treated to minimise the number of visible lines, however as this listing is for a hidden mount, that should not be visible when in use, no post-processing is done. The item you receive will have visible lines on it. You can see what is meant by this by zooming in on the photos.

Please contact me if you require a specific colour for your brackets. I print them in a neutral colour based on what I have in stock at the time, most often Black. They are hidden once installed so it should not be an issue.

Additional information

Parts Required

Brackets Only, Brackets and Leather Pull Tabs

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