French Return Curtain Rods

An important aspect pertaining to French Return Rods has to do with the how they are constructed. It’s important that the curve in the return portion of the rod is continuous if you want to have your curtain panels open and close without getting hung-up on a splice located in the curve of the return portion of the rod. It can be aggravating to attempt to close a grommet panel and have one or more grommet openings get hung-up this way.

Another important aspect with French Return Rods has to do with the wall thickness of the rod itself. The old saying “you get what you pay for” applies here, and you don’t want to get a rod that is susceptible to bowing or bending from heavier drapery panels or under excessive traversing conditions.

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Recently, Menagerie developed an innovative passing bracket (VP-Passing Bracket), that allows baton pull panels to pass over a French Rod center support bracket at multiple angles. This bracket allows you to extend the length of a French Return Rod and wand pull a one-way drapery panel that can stack on either side of the rod.

French Return Rods have been a fashionable choice in window enhancement for some time now. What makes them special?


How do you measure for a French return curtain rod?

What is a French Rod? French Return Rods have two distinct characteristics. They don’t use finials, and they return to the wall. These features contribute to their simplicity and limit the light gap that normally appears where the drapery panel reaches the end of a standard drapery rod.

How do you install French curtain rods?

Measure the window width, and add enough on each side so that the drapes will block the light around the sides of the window, and allow the drape to slide sufficiently off of the window when they are opened. This measurement is the drapery rod length.

How do you hang a wrap around curtain rod?

Assemble the rod, slide on the rings, and both mounting brackets, and make sure they are straight before installing the self drilling screws to secure them to the rod. With an assistant at one end, hold the rod up and put one screw into one mount and secure it to the wall without tightening it.

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