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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 9:20 pm 
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My sister wanted some simple rails for her conservatory, not full on curtains, only for voiles.

I messed up the pics, so not great quality or quantity :oops:


These are the brackets-
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The back section comes off, to allow invisible fixing, one grubscrew too lock the two section together, the other to lock the rail in position.

The rails are 10mm diameter solid stainless steel.
I bought it in 6m lengths, then rough cut it for each section of the shape.
Bar and brackets 304 stainless steel.

Final lenghs were decided after fitting the brackets.
Ends cut and polished to the same dull polish finish as the main bar and brackets.

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Long rail in position.

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Cut with a thin disc, then polished with a reca polymop, heat discolouration then removed with a coarse diamond block, to match the grit of the polish.



Total of 6 individual rails, about 11.5 metres.

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i like the idea of these. i have never seen curtains in a conservatory, always blinds.
what screws did you use?

you do know there is a middle spine in the upvc and if your screws are about 2" long they will get it.


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Went for stainless ones, coarse thread like you recomended.
Found some quality Spax ones :thumbright:

They all screwed in nice and tight, some must have gone into the ally behind :thumbright:

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You don't get quality like that in the shops :wink:

Good work :thumbright:

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Quite right Chez, made to measure. I wonder how much something like that would cost to have done :scratch:

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Nice job Hitch
In London they would charge £300-£400 for that posibly more

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Nice work. The pic of you using the angle grinder made me cringe a bit though!


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panlid wrote:
i like the idea of these. i have never seen curtains in a conservatory, always blinds.
what screws did you use?

you do know there is a middle spine in the upvc and if your screws are about 2" long they will get it.



There for the hanging baskets :roll:


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Nice work. The pic of you using the angle grinder made me cringe a bit though!


Only a polishing mop in there :wink:

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Those look very nice. What kind of design did you take them off of?


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