Bendable Rods

Valance Install

Valance Install for Bendable Rod

Step 1t

Drill2 and tools

Tools needed: Phillips screwdriver, pliers, tape measure and hacksaw. If using the anchors that come with the kit, a 3/16″ drill bit will also be needed to make a pilot hole.

Anchors are recommended when installing into drywall for walls and ceilings. The anchors included in the kit are for drywall and prevent the screws from sliding out of the wall or ceiling.  Most homes have drywall, it’s made from a plaster sheet that has been sandwiched between paper and became popular in the USA in the 1950’s.

A pilot hole is a small hole drilled before driving a screw or anchor into the wall or ceiling. The hole helps by making installation easier; plus it ensures that the anchor and screw will be installed straight, because it will follow the path of the pilot hole.

 

Additional materials will be needed if installing in concrete.

 

 

Step 2

Prepackaged kit Ceiling Mount Brackets all labeled

Open the kit and lay out the pieces. They are labeled for your convenience.

The valance can be mounted on the wall or ceiling. Both applications require using the ceiling mount brackets.

The valance kit comes with the valance bracket and valance board with removable Velcro strip.

Click here for more information on how to assemble your valance kit.

Click here for more information on how to assemble your valance kit for heavier fabrics. 

 

 

 

 

Pieces in the kit:

Valance Kit Specialty Cut ABDAVelcro Tape – The velcro tape is sewn onto the back of your fabric valance. Make sure the fuzzy side is facing away.

Valance Cloth – The valance cloth has velcro on one side and will adhere to the fuzzy side of the velcro tape.

Valance Endcaps – The endcaps are for the ends of the valance board.

Valance Board – The valance board is what everything connects to. It’s the main component of the valance kit. It’s made from the same material as the bendable rods.

Valance Brackets – The valance brackets connect the valance kit to the bendable rod’s wall brackets OR mount to the ceiling.

 

 

 

 

Valance Bracket Wall _ceiling Mount 7

 

 

 

2015 Wall Mount Brackets for Bendable Rods

 

*Note: If you choose to wall mount your valance and bendable rod then you will also need wall brackets. Wall brackets are not included in the valance kit. Our wall brackets come in several different sizes

We’re pleased to announce our NEW Bracket Construction for 2015! The plastic ceiling mount brackets AND the plastic one inch wall mount brackets are replaced with metal.  We also updated our wall mount brackets.  Our new ones (Picture on the left) have a sleek design and better construction. They fit flush to the wall and are not as noticeable as the old design. The response has been overwhelming and our customers LOVE the changes!  We strive to provide great customer service and top notch products!

 

 

 

 

Bending rod for straight run

 

Please keep in mind that the bendable rod is shipped coiled. Use caution when uncoiling the rod. Handle with care so the rod doesn’t snap uncontrollably. Gently bend the rod over a chair, pillow or with your hands like the picture on the left. When the rod is bent in the opposite direction than it was coiled then the rod will straighten out.  If a certain curvature is needed then bending the rod in the same direction as it was originally coiled is recommended.

Tip: If the length of the bendable rod that will be installed “straight” is greater than 3 feet then we recommend having the brackets 6 inches apart. This applies to all brackets (ceiling, wall or T-bar). CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR STRAIGHT RUN APPLICATIONS.

 

 

Step 3

Option 1: (Valance Wall Mounted)

Valance Bracket Wall Mount 2 LABEL

Assemble the wall bracket, valance bracket and ceiling mount bracket according to the picture on the left.

How far the valance sticks out from the wall is adjustable by where the ceiling mount bracket is attached. If the preferred look is to have the valance closer to the drapery/sheer then attach the ceiling mount bendable rod bracket closer to the front of the valance.

 

The wall brackets come in several sizes. This allows different projections from the wall.

 

 

Option 2: (Valance Ceiling Mounted)

Valance Bracket Wall Mount 5 LABEL

 

Assemble the wall bracket and valance bracket according to the picture on the left.

How far the valance sticks out from the drapery/sheer is adjustable by where the ceiling mount bracket is attached. If the preferred look is to have the valance closer to the drapery/sheer then attach the ceiling mount bendable rod bracket closer to the front of the valance.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4

Option 1: (Valance Wall Mounted)

dv4a - CopyDraw a line along the wall where the drapery or sheer is being installed with the valance. Depending on how sharp the curve is, mount the wall brackets approximately 12 inches apart.

For the bendable rod and valance to run straight, mount the wall brackets approximately 16-24 inches apart. Place additional wall mount brackets 2-3 inches near both ends.

Additional wall mount brackets may be needed around sharp turns.

 

 

Tip: If the length of the bendable rod that will be installed “straight” is greater than 3 feet then we recommend having the brackets 6 inches apart. This applies to all brackets (ceiling, wall or T-bar). CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR STRAIGHT RUN APPLICATIONS.

 

dv4b88 - CopyTightly secure the wall mount brackets with screws. For a conventional drywall hollow walls, it is suggested to use screws with ribbed plastic anchors (included in the bendable rod kit).

 

 

 

 

Option 2: (Valance Ceiling Mounted)

install rod on ceiling showing installerDraw a line along the ceiling where the drapery or sheer is being installed. In the situation where a curved line is difficult to draw, it is suggested to create a template by first drawing the line on a piece of construction paper or cardboard and attaching this to the ceiling. Depending on how sharp the curve is, mount the ceiling mount brackets on the ceiling approximately 12 inches apart.

For the bendable rod and valance to run straight, mount the ceiling brackets approximately 16-24 inches apart. Place additional ceiling mount brackets 2-3 inches near both ends.

Tightly secure the ceiling mount brackets with screws. Add additional ceiling mount brackets as needed where a sharp turn occurs. For a conventional drywall hollow ceiling, it is suggested to use screws with ribbed plastic anchors (included in the bendable rod kit).

Tip: If the length of the bendable rod that will be installed “straight” is greater than 3 feet then we recommend having the brackets 6 inches apart. This applies to all brackets (ceiling, wall or T-bar). CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR STRAIGHT RUN APPLICATIONS.

 

Step 5

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Measure the overall length of the line as described in step 4, use this measure minus 1″ and cut the bendable rod as needed with a hacksaw. This will allow for the addition of the end caps.

 

 

 

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Starting from one end, lock the cut-to-length bendable rod into one ceiling mount bracket after another by pushing the clip on the ceiling mount brackets tightly against the bendable rod, use pliers if necessary. Ensure the flat surface of the bendable rod faces up. Curvature of the track will formed automatically once the track is locked into place.

 

 

*Note: Do not try to force bend the bendable rod. Curvature of the rod will be automatically accomplished by fastening the rod to the ceiling mount bracket.

 

Step 6

_Wall Brackets 1_ Bendable Rod Kit labled

 

Fasten the end cap on one end of the bendable rod, insert the bendable rod’s rollers onto the track and then fasten the other end cap in place to lock in the rollers.

*Note: If you would like to use the magnetic catches to help with closure of two draperies or sheers- then also slide them onto the rod withmagnetic catches the rollers. The magnetic catches come with the kit but they are not a necessary component for operation.

 

 

 

Step 7

Valance ceiling and wall mounted labeled

 

For the valance installation, measure the overall length and cut the required length of valance board and place it on top of the valance brackets.

We recommend to cut the valance cloth and velcro ½ inch shorter than the valance board and fasten the valance end caps onto each end.

Insert the beads of the valance cloth into the groove of the valance board with the velcro band facing toward the wall.

 

 

 

 

valance board and cloth labeled

The cloth with the velcro tape should face forward. Once the velcro tape is sewn onto the valance fabric, it is ready to be placed onto the installed valance board.

 

 

 

Valance End Cap Labeled

 

*Note: Valance kits are sold by the foot and each foot includes one foot of valance board, cloth, velcro tape, valance bracket and endcaps.

 

 

Step 8

Bendable rod hooks

 

Hang the drapery or sheers onto the rollers. There are several ways to connect to the roller. You may use a drapery pin, drapery clamp, pleat hook, pear hook or an adjustable hook.

*Note: All five optional accessories can be purchased through Abda and they do not come with the bendable rod kits.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 9

 

Attach the valance by aligning the velcro strips.

dual rod with valance example labeled

*Note: Dual rods can also be used with the valance kit. This is a great option when you want a drapery and a sheer with a valance. Just simply add an additional bendable rod to the valance brackets. The dual rod application will work with the ceiling or wall mount brackets.

 

 

 

 

Step all done

Bendable Rod with a Valance Master Bedroom ABDA