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How to Make Your Own Bendable Curtain Rod

Lisa Wampler

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.

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

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

  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. Slide the curtain onto the rod.

  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. 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.