Attach Curtain Bracket to Wooden Plinth - Questionable Size
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Attach Curtain Bracket to Wooden Plinth - Questionable Size

by alewater » Fri Dec 30, 2022 7:58 pm

Hi everyone,

Recently moved and looking to put up curtain poles but nearly every window has a wooden batten above the window.

This wouldn’t normally be an issue but where I’d like to attach the brackets would be very close to the top/bottom of the wooden plinth. Therefore imo not providing adequate fixation. See photo.

Don’t particularly want to remove the plinths as they are the same colour as the walls and I don’t have the paint to touch up.

The plinths are 45mm.

Thoughts on how to put the brackets up?
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Re: Attach Curtain Bracket to Wooden Plinth - Questionable Size

by stoneyboy » Sat Dec 31, 2022 10:54 pm

Hi alewater,
1. Cut the bottom keyhole off the bracket and use top hole only - you may find the batten is only stuck to the wall so you will have to screw into the wall below.
2. Buy a different bracket.
3. Remove the batten and buy some paint.
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Re: Attach Curtain Bracket to Wooden Plinth - Questionable Size

by alewater » Sun Jan 01, 2023 12:17 am

Thank you.

The plinth us screwed in multiple places to the wall.

The bottom of the plinth is 100mm up from the window so I going to put the brackets directly under the plinth using two brown wall plugs.

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Re: Attach Curtain Bracket to Wooden Plinth - Questionable Size

by alewater » Sun Jan 01, 2023 7:52 pm

I drilled a pilot hole just below the plinth and 30mm in I hit metal. It also sounds hollow below the length of the plinth where it sounds "normal" above it.

Now I'm more confused.

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Re: Attach Curtain Bracket to Wooden Plinth - Questionable Size

by stoneyboy » Sun Jan 01, 2023 9:40 pm

Hi alewater,
Very likely that you have steel lintels above the window opening so you will have to screw into these. Once you have drilled a pilot hole in the steel any hardened steel wood screw should be ok.
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