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Custom Curtain Rod Guide > Adjusting The Return

Designer Drapery Hardware Heavy-Duty Curtain Rod Guide

Adjusting The Curtain Rod Return

Adjusting the return on a decorative wooden traverse rod Curtain Rod with extended return size Drapery Rod return size adjustment

If your brackets have the option for an adjustable return, you’ll be able to gently slide your Decorative Traverse Drapery Rod or Heavy-Duty Curtain Rod forward and back once you tighten your cam assembly and lock-in your rod.

First, you may need to gently loosen the screw at the bottom of the cam assembly plate to allow your rod to slide forward and back. Use caution and don’t over loosen as your rod may fall.

Slide your rod forward and back until you reach your desired return, then tighten the screw at the bottom of the cam assembly plate to lock your rod in place.

Not all brackets allow for an adjustable return. When shopping for a rod, if the bracket allows for on-site adjustment, the return measurement will be presented to you as a range instead of a fixed size.

With Ceiling Mount rods, for the most part, only Decorative Traverse Rods have adjustable returns. It’s easy to create your own return for ceiling mount rods - just install the ceiling brackets closer to or further away from the window.

Drapery Rod double hung with adjustable returns

The process is the same for double rods. Always hang the rear rod first, and be aware that not all rods accommodate adjustable rear returns.

Double curtain rod return size
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