It took some talking but I finally got my husband to concede to the fact that we needed curtains for our large picture window which faces a semi-busy road. The problem we faced was that the window is just huge and it looked like it would cost tons of money to make it look right. I turned to Overstock to see what they had to offer- I bought this rod, some rings and curtains here and it looks like a $3k window treatment (shhhhh- for well under $500!!!!!!!!!). This rod is a nice heavy weight (as noted by the installer a/k/a My Dad) not at all flimsy and doesn't droop under the pressure of long, heavy curtains. I was concerned about the diameter being so small for such a large window but once it went up I was mazed at how it all balanced out. The picture made it look more like a tan/rust but it's truly a deeper chocolate with an antique look to it- simply beautiful!!!! Thanks Overstock!