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2004 Wadi Curtain Rod

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Project by InventorFisher posted 08-02-2015 07:31 PM 884 views 1 time favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We fell in love with a curtain rod called a “Wadi Rod” and I had to make one. Essentially, it is a block of wood with no seams and a rectangular hole through which passes a curtain rod. The assembly is simple and elegant. It is also attached to the wall using a single large screw right through the middle. This screw hole must be plugged at the end of the mounting & assembly. Also, you have to think about rod placement because there is no way to slip a rod into the Wadi holder without “over-inserting” the other side. Finally, the rod holder that receives the curtain rod first must pivot to allow the rod to be maneuvered into the second mounted Wadi rod holder. There was some colorful language the first time I tried to install these things. The first picture is the finished assembly. The second and third show the Delta mortising kit setup and some prototypes (made from pine). I chose to chamfer the edges of the Wadi rod holders and stain to match our Stickley Onondaga stained settle & coffee table (yeah, we bought some really nice furniture before kids came along and now we protect it from them & their friends).

-- Inventor Fisher





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