Kirsch traverse rods work for many types of draperies, and are particularly well-suited to drapery panels. Installing Kirsch traverse rods requires more skill and attention than mounting a simple rod, but the effort is worth it. Kirsch rods are sturdy and long-lasting, and will allow you to have a wide variety of choices when it comes to your window treatments.
Things You'll Need
- Measuring tape
Lay the drapery panels flat on the floor and measure from one end to the other. If you’re using two drapery panels, subtract 5 inches for the center overlap. This is the width measurement.
Measure the height of the panels and subtract 1 inch. Measure by beginning 1 inch above the floor and mark the height of the panel above the window.
Use a pencil to mark the height of the drapery panels.
Mark the width of the drapery panels above the window where the width meets the height.
Measure the center of these two spots.
Drill a hole in the marked spots.
Place the screws through the center of the brackets and hold over the holes. Tighten the screws. Use two brackets for a two-way draw and one bracket for a one-way draw.
Push the rod into the brackets.
Lock the rod by turning the cam with a screwdriver. The inside/smaller section of the rod will go clockwise, while the outside/larger section of the rod will go counterclockwise.
Attach the cord pulley on the wall. Pull the cord through the loop at the bottom of the pulley. Pull the cord tight and re-knot it to the correct length. Cut off any excess cord.
- "Simply the Best Home Decorating Book"; Simplicity Pattern Co.; 1993
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