Installation of roman shades on steel door

LRy511February 13, 2013

Has anyone installed roman shades on a steel door? I will be making roman shades for a steel door in my bathroom. The last shade I had on the door was attached to a magnetic rod and it was a disaster. It kept falling down. I had been poking around and found that you can install a 1x2 mounting board using sheet metal screws then attach the shade via Velcro to the board. Has anyone done this before?

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I have wood blinds on my steel door. I don't think this is a problem.
Use a fresh drill bit designed for steel to predrill your holes. Buy an extra bit or two. I think I broke one, maybe two doing this.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 10:00PM
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Kathymichigan, thanks that will help. Did you use sheet metal screws? Or regular screws?

    Bookmark   February 14, 2013 at 10:04AM
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Yep...use sheet metal or self tapping screws. But if you use a 1X2 board you will need a very long screw. Better to use a 1X1. You can also screw small "L" brackets to the door first and rest the board onto the the brackets and screw the bracket to the board.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2013 at 6:55PM
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I just clear caulked the magnetic brackets onto the doors. You have to pay attention for a few minutes - to push them back into place if they slip, but it doesn't take long for them to hold. Mine have been up for two years now and are still going strong. HTH.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 8:45PM
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