How to Make Your Own Bendable Curtain Rod

Written by lisa wampler
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If you want to hang a curtain in a location other than a window area and you need a bent curtain rod, you may wish to devise a rod on your own rather than purchase one commercially. Fortunately, a quick trip to a hardware store is all the inspiration you should need. Within a matter of minutes you can put together a bendable curtain rod that has enough rigidity not to collapse under the weight of the curtain.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Tape measure
  • 1/2-inch diameter flexible copper tubing
  • Hacksaw
  • Sandpaper
  • 1/2-inch copper end caps
  • 90-degree angle bracket
  • Hand drill
  • 1/4-inch drill bit
  • 1/4-inch bolts and nuts
  • Wrench set

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Measure the length of the area you need to cover with a tape measure to ensure you cut the curtain rod to the correct length. Make sure the tape measure follows the contour of the wall.

  2. 2

    Cut a piece of ½-inch diameter flexible copper tubing with a hacksaw. This copper tubing can be found in the plumbing section of your hardware store.

  3. 3

    Sand the cut ends of the tubing with sandpaper to remove any burrs from the cutting process.

  4. 4

    Slide ½-inch flexible tubing end caps onto the ends of the flexible pipe to cover the exposed ends.

  5. 5

    Drill a ¼-inch hole approximately 1 inch from each end of the pipe and through the tubing with a hand drill and ¼-inch drill bit.

  6. 6

    Slide the curtain onto the rod.

  7. 7

    Secure 90-degree right angle brackets to one side of the tubing with ¼-inch bolts and nuts and tighten with a wrench.

  8. 8

    Bend the curtain rod to shape and then secure the other end of the 90-degree brackets to the wall or object you wish to hang the curtain rod from.

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