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How to Install a Curtain Rod (page 2 of 2)

Learn how to best position and hang curtain rods above your windows.
Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

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What You'll Need to Do:

Secure the Brackets

Plug attachment holes if necessary and screw into place. Repeat steps for the other end support.

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Cut the Rod to Length

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.

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Attach Rings and End Support

Position rings on the rod before threading the other end of the rod through the other end support.

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Place Outer Ring

Position one ring on the outer side of each of the end supports.

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Position Finials on the Ends of the Rod

Normally these are just pushed to fit; some are secured by a screw.

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Secure the Rod

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.

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