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Help with patio door window treatments

Posted by madmartian2040 (My Page) on
Thu, Jan 31, 08 at 9:26


I need some help with my patio door window treatments. I know what I want, just don't know how to do it. I have a 72" wide patio door that opens on the left side. There's no room to the left of the door (kitchen cabinets there) but there's a couple of feet of wall to the right of the door. I'd like to hang one large sheer or semi-sheer curtain that spans the width of the door plus a bit more to the right of the door (so maybe 7 feet?), and I'd like the curtain to open entirely to the right (since there's no room to the left). My problem is, I don't know what kind of hardware to use to do this. If I put up a rod, don't I need to support the rod in the middle? But then I won't be able to fully open the curtain.

Is there special hardware for something like this?

I hope that made sense!

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RE: Help with patio door window treatments

I think you probably want a right-draw traverse rod. Try for them. They have both the traditional white metal ones and decorative ones that look like the wood or metal pole rods.

Yes, you will need at least one support for that span. Traverse rods allow for that because of the way the carriers function. Your drapery will have to have pins in the top to hook into the carriers, but I am guessing if you are doing sheers you will easily find them with pleated tops, into which the drapery pins go very easily.

RE: Help with patio door window treatments

That's exactly what I was looking for! I love the wooden ones. I'm going to get the 2' Smooth Mohogany poles with the pass-through brackets.

Thank you les917!

Here is a link that might be useful: In The Groove Rods

RE: Help with patio door window treatments

If you're using light fabric and at least a 1 1/2" diameter rod, you can go without the center support. I have such a setup on my 72" slider with and it extends 12" on each end.

It has been 4 years now and still no sagging.

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