Recessed curtain rails. Easy right?!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

I'm asking Derek Calcs how we go about making recessed curtain rails happen.  And in our case - we would like not just the curtain rails recessed but also the gathering of the curtain top.  


Shown here - although in this example only the curtain rail is recessed and not the curtain gathering.


So I was - duh - thinking this was easily created.  Just make a hole to house everything.  But Builder Matt had to enlighten me - That in the process of creating a recess - you likely have had to reduce the height of the ceiling by basically battening off the ceiling.  So for those out there that don't know what on earth that means - you are putting in a 'false' ceiling.  WHAT!!??  - I screeched.  I don't want to do that!!  


It effectively means that you would have to lose ceiling height or account for this battening off in your calculations - allowing for the recess height.  Which by the way - is another story.  


But Matt did suggest there may be another way of doing things.  


We are using the pozi-joist construction method.  Which I guess in another post I can highlight what they are and why we chose to use them....  but for now - Matt has suggested that we contact the pozi-joist manufacturer - actually in our case - we're going through Derek Calcs - to ask if the joists can be constructed in such away to account for this recess.


Que - email to Derek Calcs.


I will update when information avail.





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