Shower curtains in your bathroom make a huge statement. However, a curtain rod is also very important when it comes to hanging your shower curtains. While fixing a shower curtain rod, you have to consider factors like how it will complement the dÃ©cor in your bathroom. The pattern and style in which a curtain is hung makes a similar difference, as does the color of the towels, rugs and bathmats.
Shower curtain rods put fixed to make your bathroom look more aesthetically and utilitarian pleasing. They are not only used to hang your curtains but you can also hand your damp towels to dry. Most shower rods are made of materials like wood, plastic and metal. Plastic rods can be available in varieties of colors. However, they are not as durable as metal rods. Chrome rods work well with the chrome lighting fixtures, towel bars and faucets, thus giving your bathroom a modern look.
The shape of a shower rod is also an important determining factor. If you are fixing a shower rod that has an outward curving, that will provide more room for you in the shower. A claw tub will require a circular rod. On the other hand, a shower standing in the corner will be L-shaped.
Creating a bended curtain rod can be very easy. Read on to find how to fix a bended shower curtain:
Get Hold of the Materials
Find a local shop where you can get hold of these materials:
- 2- 10 metal electrical conduits. Â¾" would work fine.
- 2 conduit couplings.
- 4 eye bolts and nuts.
- 4 locking nuts.
- 4 eye screws (3/8"X 4").
- 4 cables (short pieces).
- 16 small cable clamps.
- 1 pipe bender (you can get hold of a Mandrel SKU 305).
- Drill and other assorted drilling bits.
- Measuring tape.
- Wrenches / nut drivers
Steps To Make Your Bathroom Curtain Rod:
Measure your tub's lendth, width and diameter. Add a couple of inches to the measurement. This will help to maximize the space in your shower.
Use a cardboard for marking the curved templates.
Once you have decided on your template, now cut the conduits using a hacksaw according to the measurement of your template. A .5 mm grinding disk can also be used if you know how to use it. It is necessary to take into account the adding up of the pipefittings as well as the adapter.
Now work on your templates by slowly bending your conduit. In this case, the Mandrel 305 will come handy. Be careful that you do not over bend the conduit by accident as unbending it would be very difficult. Match up your bends with the curved template jotted down on the cardboard. Keep on bending until it its perfect.
Attach the fittings of the compression. Then, put the entire assembly by screwing into the pipefittings. Once you are done fitting the assemble, you are ready.
You will need anchors if you are screwing into a drywall or a wall with tiles. Mark where to put the anchors by leveling the assembled rod on the wall. You can screw into the studs. Just level the assembled rod and fix it into the studs using your screwdriver.
The final step and your shower curtain is ready! This is the last and the final step and you are ready to use your shower curtain. Pick out a curtain and put it. You are ready!
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