Home Made Curtain Rod

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Project by Mauricio posted 08-05-2014 01:13 PM 1975 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I havent seen many of these here on lumber jocks so hopeful this serves as inspiration to someone else.

My wife got a rod on sales a long time ago that was not long enough for our window, we never returned it…

The rod was your typical cheap metal rod but the finials and brackets were wood.

Long story short, the finials are the only thing I was able to use on this. Since I went to HD and got 1.25” rods that were thicker than the originals I had to make new brackets.

The thicker bracket in the middle joins the two rods with two set screws. You can kind of see the screws there on the back of it.

I “turned” tenons to fit the finials on the table saw with a cross cut sled and a stop block.

Everything is painted with textured black spray paint. Kind of gives it a wrought iron look.

Hope this inspires someone else to get rid of they cheapo curtain rod and make a big manly wooden rod! ;-)

Thanks for looking,


-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#1 posted 08-05-2014 01:37 PM

Looks great Mauricio.

-- ~Tony

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#2 posted 08-05-2014 02:07 PM

Excellent job. No sense to buy when you can make.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 08-05-2014 02:47 PM

Thanks guys.

Monte, the cost savings is always nice but I cant even find one like this at any of the typical stores. All the ones I see online are pretty thin.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#4 posted 08-05-2014 03:19 PM

Great save Mauricio. That is what I love about LJs, always finding ways to make things work.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 08-05-2014 10:55 PM

They look great, I’ve done the same thing using wooden closet rod for curtains, I never bothered w/ finials though. Yours are nicer.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#6 posted 08-06-2014 12:07 AM

I like them and like the idea of making “manly” curtain rods as you said, instead of using the cheap ones from the stores.
I posted some I made a while back, I made the pine rods with pine brackets and cherry finials. I made three sets for my boys room. Maybe I should have posted them as a separate project.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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