Adjustable rods just scream "budget" to me no matter how much they cost, and so it's always a chore to find a rod with the quality and style I need without resorting to an interior designer (or a hacksaw) to get custom rods. This rod is heavy, the textured bronzed surface is a very dark brown over dark gold so that the rod doesn't just look rustic, it also feels rustic. The description states the finials are resin but I did not know that- I thought they were also metal. There was one finial out of six that had a screwhole with bad threads so the finial couldn't be securely attached. I just kept the protective rubber cover on the end of the rod in place, and pushed the finial on over that, and it's quite secure until I get around to finding a wider screw or filling and redrilling the hole (which I doubt I ever will).
I love these rods in white! I did not use the interior mini-rod but had to order it because the only one in stock in white. The colors come and go so if you are not in a hurry, keep checking back. I made some measuring errors in my first order of five rods, so I ordered a 52-74" rod and a 74-96" rod (the latter costing $* more than the former). I received two rods fitting 52-96"! They did the job, but would have saved the $* if I'd known! (Now I can't recommend you order a rod shorter than your window, because they may correct the oddity and start sending the listed size any time now.)
The rod was so much less expensive than others I looked at for my 13 foot dining room window that I felt it had to be inexpensive looking, but I ordered it anyway because it was such a bargain. It came promptly, looked great, and only took about 15 minutes to install. I am an interior decorator and am very particular.
These curtain rods are an excellent buy and are extremely high quality, especially for the low price. The wonderful thing about the rod itself is that it is three parts, as opposed to just two. This construction negates the tendency of rods to "bow" under the weight of heavier curtain panels. The rods are also substantial in diameter and weight, adding a strong finishing touch to your room. The additional small rods to mount on the brackets for sheer, interior curtain panels are what really sold me on this set - what a great touch! They make it so easy to have a beautiful, finished look quickly and easily. The directions for installation/mounting both sets of rods are clear and easy to follow. I also loved the tension screws that come on each of the three mounting brackets, holding the larger rod securely in place so it doesn't shift or slide when you close and open your curtains. LOVE!
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