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January 06, 2012

Hanging a curtain rod {made simple}

via missmustardseed.com

Here's a brilliant idea from a decorator who hangs lots of curtains; make a template with pre-drilled holes.  Just flip the template to do the opposite side of the window.  Saves a ton of fussy measuring and speeds up the job by about 600%.



I developed a rule that if I have to do something more than three times, I make a jig to speed it up.

Besides, it's almost always better to mark and gauge rather than measure. Every time you make a measurement, you introduce measurement error and the chance of a significant mistake. With the jig, you get it right once and you're done.

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