One of my bedroom windows is in a 18 inch square sided recess - the
house wall are 30 inches plus thick.
We've tried a curtain pole on the room wall but we never really liked
it and have been keeping our eyes open for an alternative. While in
Germany this year, an old hotel had solved the similar problem with a
pair of ~8mm dia. stainless steel rods each a bit over half the window
in length. Each rod carried a curtain and was mounted on a simple
pivot at the side of the top of the window such that the curtains
could be rotated to be over the the window or hinged back against the
Does that description make sense ? How difficult it is to describe
something in words ! Anyone seen anything similar for sale anywhere ?
We used to have them over the doors when rooms led straight onto the street.
Curtains kept out the draught but had to be moved to open the door. I'd have
thought they'd be obtainable still, from an ironmonger/hardware store.
Have a look if there's a UK metalworking group on usenet. There's one
in US but I don't know about UK. If you can find one, a member would
almost certainly be able to make something.
Failing that, try a local small machine shop. The only one I know of
is in Wales unfortunately.
Of course, you could always make a wooden version.
Give that man a pint ! Well done. Much appreciated. We all have
little bits of information tucked away that qualify us as an anorak !
Really don't know why you would have this bit !!
Cheers and thanks
Once you get a starter for 10 then you can go all the way. I'm not
finding a UK supplier but the US go in for them in a big way. This is
the sort of thing :-
The price worries me a bit but I've emailed a local blacksmith to see
if he is interested and as long as he doesn't see the price, then I've
got something to show him!!
There's a business opportunity then!
We get used to the low costs due to mass production. For small markets the
prices are very different. Just go into a good garden centre and see the
expensive useless crap they sell amongst the fancy goods.
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