Curtain rod mounts

We tried to hang a curtain rod on the living room window. The blinds made it challenging. The mounting hardware was too short to allow the curtain rod to be hung, so I needed to shim it out. I figured it was a good time to break out the new router bits a good friend bought me!

The finished curtain rod bracket.
The finished curtain rod bracket.
Gotta love raw materials and tools!
Gotta love raw materials and tools!
I screwed the block to the wood and clamped it. This way didn't work - no support for the router. I had to do it another way.
I screwed the block to the wood and clamped it. This way didn't work - no support for the router. I had to do it another way.
The finished shim. Notice the inset for the metal bracket. It would have been too thick otherwise and not fit behind the blinds.
The finished shim. Notice the inset for the metal bracket. It would have been too thick otherwise and not fit behind the blinds.
Good thing it's behind curtains and blinds. Not a very good job.
Good thing it's behind curtains and blinds. Not a very good job.
A lesson learned about routers, they ought to be named wood wanderers.
A lesson learned about routers, they ought to be named wood wanderers.
All that work to make 3 brackets, and it looks like hell. The curtain rod is too short.
All that work to make 3 brackets, and it looks like hell. The curtain rod is too short.

Get everything put up, and the curtain rod is too short and looks all wobbly. We are going to try to find something to make the rod longer. The curtains will hide any ugliness that may ensue..

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