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Drilling in a curtain rod

John Mannelly
May 6, 2017
We recently purchased a new curtain rod from Houzz to hang curtains in our living room, however, we are unsure if we can drill into the mold above our windows to hang the rod. Does anyone have any experience with understanding what we can and cannot drill into (definitely don't want it to splinter), as well as what tools would be needed? I've included some pictures but would appreciate any advice!
Comments (4)
  • PRO
    Ellsworth Design Build
    Looks like wood, use a small drill bit to pre drill (maybe 1/16") then use the supplied screws to hang the bracket
  • hummingalong2
    The rods should be closer to the ceiling, above the wood.
    Hope the drapes are long enough for that.
  • lefty47

    HI -- What is most important is ... how long are the drapes ?? And what kind of top is on the drapes .. gathered or grommets or pinch pleats ? But hanging anything you will need to pre - drill and have molly bolt anchor for the top holes on the pole support brackets . I would not hang anything on the window wood casing .... better to have a drape rod hung close to the ceiling for 96 inch long drapes .

  • acm

    or, you could skip the drapes! the window woodwork is nice, and the blinds seem sufficient to the task..

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