Just like on my Industrial Lockers, I used galvanized pipe to make the rods. It has seriously become one of my main go-to’s for a great hack.
measure, measure and measure again. These suckers are going to be anchored into your wall, so it’s not exactly easy to move around. My space is about 10 foot, you made need more or less, depending on size.
Every piece I purchased came in 1/2″ width. You can select from multiple sizes, so think about the weight and your curtain size. These are pretty heavy once it’s all put together.
4 3″inch Nipples (this depends on how far out you want it to project from the wall)
Three pipes (Measurements vary depending on your window width). Most hardware stores will cut and thread the pipes to your measurements. I overlapped each window. Also, if you have a smaller window area, you can use just one rod. This is a long wall, so I made sure to anchor it in several spots.
Wall Anchors, incase your studs don’t line up.
If the pipes are greasy, which they usually are, rub all parts down with rubbing alcohol and/or a magic eraser.
After everything is clean, fully assemble your center section.
1. Two flanges, two nipples, two T’s and your center bar.
2. Figure out your height and place on wall, making sure all is level, and mark where it needs to be anchored.
3. Install your anchors, then attach the pipe to your wall.
1. Assemble each side piece (one flange, one nipple, one elbow and one long rod).
2. Screw into the T.
3. Mark your spots to be anchored.
4. Unscrew and install anchors.
5. Slide your curtain on. This must be done BEFORE the pipe is attached, unless you are using curtain hooks. I used grommets for mine.
6. Screw outside pipe into the T again and attach into the wall anchors.
I totally dig it 🙂