curtain rod on mobile home door

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glisson35
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Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:50 am

My mobile home door has one of those small long windows in it. My question is, is there any specific way or tools that one needs to use to hang a curtain rod on the door? I know it's made out of a different material than a regular interior door, one might find in a non manufactured home.
thanks in advance.


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Harry
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Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:44 am

Hi

My bride made me buy a new front door because the original had a window.

I've seen some folks put stick on decals in those windows.

Curtail rod - I would try sheet metal screws and a dab on construction adhesive under the bracket.

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Rundell
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Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:10 am

My door window is tinted so I can see out but no one can see in. Works very well.

glisson35
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Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:44 am

Thanks for replying. I'll let my husband look at these replies and see what he wants to do. :D

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Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:55 am

Hi,

I am going to move this to the Decorating forum...follow there!

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Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:03 pm

I would suggest using one of those rods that are magnetic. If it will stick to your door that is. My mother has one and it works great! Just a suggestion. I believe that you can get them at any Walmart. Hope this helps!
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Yanita
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Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:10 pm

They also have rods that "stick" into place. My next thought is where to get a rod so tiny.?

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WildIrish
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Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:35 am

Our former stick-built home had a window like that BESIDE the door...facing west. In Arizona. You can imagine the results....

What I did was to find a piece of cardboard and cut it carefully to fit the size of that window. Because the window had a pretty stained-glass pattern that we wanted to show off, I covered the cardboard with white Con-Tact paper. It kept the sun out perfectly, and the stained glass showed up much better than before, so it beautified the exterior, as well.

In our current MH, I adapted that technique for our kitchen window. We're night owls, so I don't like people being able to see that we're up at night...and who wants heavy drapes on a kitchen window!

So I again cut cardboard to fit, only this time I covered it with DARK Con-Tact paper. When we put it up, the most-used room in our house looks totally dark from outside!

Easier, cheaper, and more effective than curtains. ;)
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