Good Questions: Zinc Tops & Shady Bottoms?

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Hello AT,

I have a window cover dilemma — my living room window is two sets of french doors with two operable transoms above. The doors open into the room, as do the transoms. There is a small baseboard radiator centered below the window. We need to be able to keep windows open in the summer, as well as block the western light in mid-afternoon. Drapes would hamper that. Any thoughts?

Secondly, I’m looking for someone to make a zinc or galvanized steel top for an old table base. Any recommendations?

Thanks so much, Amy

Amy, we, too, would like to know where to get zinc tabletops made! We got a really nice email from our connection at The Times letting us know that the tables we saw at Giorgione were probably zinc (not nickel) and we’re coveting them already.

As for window coverings, we may be mistaken, but it seems that your only option is a blind or shade. These can be attached in a number of ways. Our favorite sheer light blocking shade right now is called a Solar Shade and you can get see them and get them made/installed at Blinds and Beyond on 13th street. MGR