Steel “bamboo” curtain rods
This project required both load bearing engineering along with maintaining the visual aesthetic to keep the feel that these curtain rods are really strong stalks of bamboo.
This isn’t mentioned in the video, but after assembly, all the metal was hand torch heated to create a “dark straw” patina to provide the finished color on these rods. Yes, this steel was all kinds of shiny when this project first started. After the rods cooled down, I treated them with a varnish to ensure they never rust or stop the curtains from closing easily.
I’m excited to make more of these with improved brackets.
Special thanks to Gustav Sculptor for the inspiration on these.
This entry was posted on January 10, 2014 by DuckRoll Designs. It was filed under portfolio and was tagged with art, blacksmith, blacksmithing, fabrication, fabricator, Hand cut, metal, metal art, metal patina treatment, metal sculpture, metal work, mig welding, portland.