Things You Will Need
- Tape measure
- 1/2-inch diameter flexible copper tubing
- 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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sand the cut ends of the tubing with sandpaper to remove any burrs from the cutting process.
- Slide ½-inch flexible tubing end caps onto the ends of the flexible pipe to cover the exposed ends.
- 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.
- Slide the curtain onto the rod.
- Secure 90-degree right angle brackets to one side of the tubing with ¼-inch bolts and nuts and tighten with a wrench.
- 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.