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« on: May 19, 2017 07:32:57 PM »

Well, I just went right ahead and made new curtain rods for our living/dining room(s)!



I bought the brackets, faux bois-ified some PVC pipe for the rods, then combined PVC caps with turned wood finials (store bought) & painted them to match the brackets to make the finials. Drapes aren't up yet and I still have to make the tiebacks, but this has been a long time coming and I'm stoked to get this part done!



There are 3 windows, so I made 3 sets of hardware. Hopefully the rest will be done in time for House Guest Season at the end of the month!
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2017 06:24:36 AM »

Looks good - I like the dark finish.  How did you protect the finish - I would be worried about the friction from the curtains rubbing against the finish and wearing it down.
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2017 07:18:37 AM »

Looks good - I like the dark finish.  How did you protect the finish - I would be worried about the friction from the curtains rubbing against the finish and wearing it down.

Thank you. I went back and forth about adding a varnish, but did not do it - at least not yet. Our curtains are mostly, uhhhhhh, window dressing! Living in the middle of nowhere we don't ever close these for privacy. Only once in a great while for glare, because we also live in the woods with lots of shade and the south-facing windows have a special film for keeping that down, too. If I do decide to topcoat them, I will use a matte acrylic product, either a liquid varnish or a "wax."
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2017 05:02:03 PM »

Nice! I like how the turned wood finials fancy it up, and that you were able to cleverly disguise the PVC- a much cheaper solution than using long wood dowels!
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2017 06:10:24 PM »

Nice! I like how the turned wood finials fancy it up, and that you were able to cleverly disguise the PVC- a much cheaper solution than using long wood dowels!

Thanks! As far as I could find, they don't even make basic 1" wooden dowels longer than 36"!
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2017 06:37:03 PM »

These are exceptionally cool.
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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2017 08:21:57 PM »

These are exceptionally cool.

Thank you!
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2017 09:03:39 AM »

It turned out nice!
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2017 09:16:33 AM »

It turned out nice!

Thanks! They're working really well with our emerging vibe up in here!
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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2017 06:53:34 AM »

lol our curtains are also just for "show"....if someone wants to tramp through the woods for a peek, more power to them!  Love how inventive your materials are!  I had closet poles cut down for free at HD to make my rods. Your finish is beautiful and rich...what are the hanging things on the ceiling called? I need those for a bathroom project since there are no wall surfaces to hang from!!!

Love your many, many beautiful and practical home projects...your home is unique and you have made it your own!
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