Here are the elements you will need to create a sturdy, minimal window solution using black steel pipes. This project requires two people for installation.
Here’s what you will need for one window installation
Qty (1) Black steel bar, 3/4″ inch diameter, cut to desired length. We used 82″ for many of our windows. Here’s a link for black steel pipe at Home Depot.
Qty (2) 1″ floor flange
Qty (2) 3/4″ cap
Qty (2) 1″ tee so bar slides thru
Qty (2) 1 x 3″ nipple
Drill, electric or cordless
Getting your bar the right length
We purchased our black iron parts at Lowes and Home Depot in the plumbing section of the store. They will cut the bar for you at no extra charge.
I recommend doing one window first, then returning to finish the others.
Be organized with your measurements before calling the person in the store to cut your bars.
Windows can appear larger, if you don’t put the bar too tight to the top of the window.
The size of your nipple depends on how far you want the bar and curtain to hang away from the wall. We used a combination of 1 x 1″, 1 x 2″ and 1 x 3″ nipples. Because we put in a larger shelf for this window, I am going to get a larger nipple at 1 x 6″.
About to try this style inside the our bedroom closet. Will post what we come up with.