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Metal window pelmets - how do they work on a bedroom window?


Metal window pelmets - how do they work on a bedroom window?

Bunnings has a metal window pelmet for sliding doors i want to use over a bedroom window as i cannot make wooden ones.


Not sure whether it is going to work on a window.      

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Re: metal window pelmets how do they work on a bedroom window

Hello @CHERYL3 


Welcome to Bunnings Workshop. The best way to find out is to measure your window and the item you are trying to cover such as a louvers or roller blinds. If the length and width are sufficient on the metal pelmet cover it should work. You then need to find out if there is a point on your window frame that you can mount the pelmet on. Once you've answered these questions then it would be safe to say that it would be possible to mount the pelmet on to your window frame. Some cutting may be necessary should the pelmet prove to be too long. In saying this, building your own pelmet is a good exercise in basic carpentry. If you have the necessary tools you can make your own, if you are feeling up to it. You can post your measurements here on workshop and we can give you a better recommendation about the pelmet cover.




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Re: metal window pelmets how do they work on a bedroom window

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @CHERYL3. It's fantastic to have you join us, and many thanks for your question.


It's great to see you've already received some assistance from the knowledgeable @redracer01. Was this Cowdroy White Aluminium Pelmet Set the one you were looking at? If so, its size is quite minimal to cover a track system and only 100mm high and 50mm deep. Traditionally timber pelmets to cover curtains would be larger, perhaps 150mm high and 100mm deep. This additional depth accommodates your curtain rail, curtain, mounting brackets and curtain rings. I don't believe the 50mm depth on the metal pelmet set would be enough to cover anything more than some very slimline curtains.


As @redracer01 has mentioned, if you had a handsaw and drill, this would be a relatively easy project to complete in timber. I trust that our members would be more than willing to assist with advice on how you could go about building a pelmet yourself.


Please let us know if you have any questions.




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