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100% blackout shades

Im making shades for the french doors in my room. I had a custom drapery company give me a quote, $1,385.00
Nope, im gonna diy it for a fraction like everything else in this blood sucking hobby LMAO :0)

Heres where im at, my cabinet maker is working on the top, side(2),bottom tracks, they will all have (2) rows of black out seal material, photos will be coming soon enough.

Heres where i dont know what im doing, the shade material i want opaque dark brown facing the room, white facing out to reflect sunlight, south exposure. The shade width is 27” and the height is 80”ish. I know nothing about this material, i know what i want but not
Understanding how plastic that thin sells im stuck....kinda

I’d like to use a multi layer of thin plastic or pvc ect ........ its gonna rollup at the top in a 3” pvc pipe....pictures to come also....

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I would forego the 3" pvc pipe and modify an existing roller shade.

I would be hesitant to reinvent the wheel. I know this thread isn't that new but if you have an update I'd like to see what you came up with.
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