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Plug attachment holes if necessary and screw into place. Repeat steps for the other end support.
It must extend a couple of inches on each side of the end support brackets to accommodate end rings and finials. With supports in place, thread the rod through one end support.
Position rings on the rod before threading the other end of the rod through the other end support.
Normally these are just pushed to fit; some are secured by a screw.
Attach the rod to the bracket by securing screws through the supports and into the rod. You may need to pilot-drill these holes first.
Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement
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