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Finger Jointed Wood Poles

If you're looking for an unfinished wood pole to stain, make sure to find out if the wood pole is finger jointed.

Many lower priced wood drapery poles are finger jointed and not made from a solid piece of wood. When you stain your wood pole, the finger joints will become visible. Finger jointed poles should be painted, faux-finished or fabric wrapped - not stained.

Kirsch Drapery Hardware In Wrought Iron Has Rustic Finishes

Speaking strictly about metal drapery poles in the wrought iron category, the major difference between a wrought iron collection and a regular metal drapery pole collection is the rustic finish. While there are some manufacturers of pure wrought iron for draperies, the vast majority of Kirsch wrought iron drapery hardware is made from hollow core metal poles with wrought iron finishes.

Rustic Wrought Iron Look Without The Weight

Wrought Iron Finish Selections

The best reason for using a Kirsch wrought iron finished drapery rod instead of a pure wrought iron rod to hang your draperies is simply a matter of weight. Could you imagine how heavy a standard 4 foot solid iron bar would be?

To give you the look of a pure wrought iron drapery pole without the heaviness of a solid iron bar, you can select a wrought iron finished drapery pole manufactured just like any other regular metal curtain rod.

Same look, same feel - just not nearly as heavy, and not nearly as expensive.

Wrought Iron drapery rods are available in all of the traditional rustic wrought iron finishes like black, rust, iron oxide, antique pewter and iron gold.

Pole diameter for wrought iron curtain rods is typically 1". Most all wrought iron drapery pole collections offer only one size diameter. And, since the poles are hollow core, you can easily cut them to size using a hacksaw.

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Wrought Iron Drapery Pole Finials Feature Traditional Design

Finial design for Wrought Iron drapery rods are classified as traditional and rustic. Keeping with the look and feel of traditional wrought iron architecture, the finial choices you find with wrought iron drapery poles usually reflect thin lines, sharp points or scrolls. Such architectural elements are typically found in other wrought iron elements like gates or railings.

Softer or more elegant metal finial designs are available with regular metal drapery pole collections. Kirsch drapery hardware wrought iron treatments are meant to appear rustic and worn and the design of the finial goes along with the weathered look of the collection.

If you're looking for bright, shiny and new, then you should consider a metal drapery pole from the Kirsch Designer Metals collection.

Wrought Iron can give your window and totally unique look and feel, especially if you have other wrought iron design elements in your room already.

To your left, we're displaying a few wrought iron finials from Kirsch that are available at our store.

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A great way to add old-world or rustic charm to your home is to hang wrought iron Kirsch drapery hardware. Wrought iron drapery rods have been used all over the world for hundreds of years and manufacturers today continue to create timeless classical wrought iron designs. With new manufacturing methods, makers like Kirsch and House Parts have perfected using hollow-core metal drapery poles for their wrought iron designs. These rods give you the look and feel of a traditional wrought iron treatment without the extreme weight of a solid iron bar.

When deciding on the perfect curtain rods for your wrought iron style treatment, you should keep in mind that this style of rod is usually only manufactured in one inch or three-quarter inch diameters. This rather small diameter may limit where you can hang your treatment because in most cases smaller sized rods are used on regular width windows. If you need to cover a width of more than six or eight feet, you should try to find a wrought iron rod with a one inch diameter and make sure you have room to install a center support to keep the rod from bowing or sagging over time.

The two most common drapery styles used with wrought iron drapery rods are tab-top or pinch pleat with rings. A tab top style drapery doesn't use rings to attach the fabric to the pole. Instead, you simply slide the drapery tabs onto the pole and open and close your drapery by hand. For pinch pleat draperies, you'll need to use rings with eyelets to attach the panel to your hardware. Make sure that the rings you buy have eyelets. You'll need to slide your drapery pin into the eyelet of the ring. Or, if you don't want to use drapery pins, you can always sew the rings into the header of your drapery. It's really not as hard as it sounds and usually a stitch or two per ring is all you'll need.

If you need to cover a wide area using a heavier drapery, you'll need to use several supports for your wrought iron drapery rod. This may cause a problem if you want your drapes to be operable. Your rings won't be able to go past your first bracket unless you use a drapery hardware collection that has bypass brackets and rings available. The Kirsch Wrought Iron collection is perfect in this situation since they include both bypass rings and brackets in their standard product line. Kirsch drapery hardware is among the finest in the industry and since they've been making drapery rods for over a hundred years they offer a lot of options that you won't be able to find from other manufacturers.

When you use bypass rings and brackets, you'll be able to traverse your drapery past the supporting brackets. The construction of the rings and brackets includes a small gap that allows you to carefully pull your drapery open or shut across each bracket or support along your pole.

You really can't beat the classic appeal of wrought iron. And, with new manufacturing methods that incorporate hollow core rods and bypass accessories, you can hang this style treatment just about anywhere and for any style of drapery.

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