|Project by Mauricio||posted 08-05-2014 01:13 PM||870 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
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