# Re: Springs for hanging curtains

Sems I'm having trouble describing what I'm looking for. The "rod"
itself is nothing but a tightly coiled spring (about 5 or 6 mm diam.).
Cut the desired length and screw an eye bolt inside each end of the
spring. Fasten the spring to the wall with a screw through each eye
bolt, stretching it a little to keep it tight. Imagine using it to hang
a curtain over the rear window of a van. Something strictly cheap and
functional. Would only be used for light curtains.

cranky wrote:
lee houston wrote:
Years ago it was possible to hang curtains on springs. I'm not
talking about a rod with a spring inside it, but a stretchable
tightly-coiled spring that was screwed into a wall using an eye at each
end.

Anyone know where to buy such springs?

Yes, they were quite common. Often used on doors.
mebbe like this?

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=132173-73-132173&lpage=none

lee
It may not be pretty ,but I have used bungee cords, this way

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