Three versions how to make a curtain rail from scaffolding tubes.
These curtain rails are meant to be used in combination with round curtain hoops.
These hook into the curtain seam, and they can slide easily over the tubing.
It is a cheap construction method which will probably be stronger than any other rail.
Curtains can be very heavy.
Apart from that, there is a lot of extra strain on the rails when you open or close the curtain.
Use tubes and connections of an appropiate thickness.
Thicker materials are needed if you have curtains that are heavy, or if there is a long distance to span.
Simple method to hang a curtain between two walls or in a passage.
All pressure is straight downwards.
Therefore it is unlikely that the plugs will get pulled out of the wall.
Curtain rails suspended from the ceiling.
On the picture below is depicted how a curtain rail can be fixed to a ceiling.
Bear in mind that this is not the strongest method.
You will need a ceiling that is made from solid material.
Wooden beams are an excellent material for fixation of the screws.
- Plastic plugs are nice to finish the open ends.
A champagne cork serves the same purpose.
- Use more than two supports, even for smaller curtains.
A third one in the middle will not obstruct closing of the curtains.
If there is a need for more distance from the ceiling then you can use an extra tube for the distance.
You can see how on the picture below.
How to attach the curtain rail against a wall?
- Use the same materials as on the picture above.
- Or, alternatively, use the drawing below as an example.
The tube connectors are slightly different.
Fitting with screws and plugs in the wall is virtually the same method.