Description: While the Dignitet curtain wire looks nice, it is not the most functional since it tends to sag (even when tensioned properly taut, it will. Buy IKEA – DIGNITET Curtain Wire, Stainless Steel: Window Hardware Sets no help at all, all you need is common sense, patience and follow the instructions. The items shown here are a Dignitet system from Ikea. .. else mentioned that, and it’s not that obvious from the instructions, but when you go to.

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How to: Add tension to Dignitet wire curtain – IKEA Hackers

If you need more, your local hardware store should carry the same diameter wire. I had already extended the post screw to its furthest position in order to be able to adjust djgnitet pull the cable tight.

Different types of walls will require different types of screws, and you’re whining about something that costs nearly nothing and is available practically everywhere.

Mount them both first. Like type, size, etc?

Hi, Have you had any issues with the cable sagging? Once we laid out and positioned our posts, we replaced the expansion fasteners with a nylon fastener that expands behind the drywall for a more secure anchor, like the ones shown below.

Victoria T – there is a special part you seat the cable into and they provide a special allen wrench to tighten the wire to create the tension. While tightening, keep an eye on the other posts. Remove the tape and string.

Sewing Setup for Teens. I guess it would probably work pretty well for its intended purpose, too.

If you want to be really cheap, twist two screw eye hooks into the wall studs I hope they’re directly opposite one another and get some wire. The items shown here are a Dignitet system from Ikea.


Installing Cable Wire for Hanging Curtains

Hook the clips on to the wire. Attach the clips jkea the top your curtains, spacing them evenly. If you can’t attach this to wall studs, you might just want to go with ceiling curtain rod brackets ad a very lightweight curtain rod all of which Ikea happens to have for a lot, lot less than Home Depot. Make the plum bob line about 12″ shorter than the ceiling height, tie on the weight, and get on the ladder. It’s screwed to the wall.

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At first I thought it wouldn’t make any difference if the wires at the ends of the “rope” were instructjons -thought I could twist them back together again, but I couldn’t. I hate drilling through masonry walls in a rented house, and so this alternative works fine for me.

This type of system would also work well to create a room divider or even to hang a curtain for an especially long run of windows. Then hold the string on the ceiling until the string just touches the measuring tape or rule. Khushboo – I’m sorry, this is a very old article and we don’t remember those details, but if it was a “local hardware store” – most likely it instrucfions Home Depot, Ace or Harbor Freight.

You can install it perpendicular to the wall or even from the ceiling. So, now’s the time to round up your helper. Diagonally measuring your marks and getting the same distance between them means you are accurate.

I plan to hang net curtains over a 4 metre length, instructiions not very heavy, but when I bought the Dignitet in IKEA yesterday I noticed their display was very droopy nd have since read some comments online that it’s difficult to keep the cable taut. Stretch the wire until it’ll fit into the right piece with no slack. After you complete the last post layout, you should have 4 strings indtructions from your ceiling. They won’t be stable enough if you just try to mount them into the drywall.


Better to cut off too little than too much you can always cut more off later. I then put tension on the cable, and trimmed it so it would seat into the holder all the way. Thanks for the awesome picture tutorial Supplies Human helper Note: The hardest thing is positiong the wire plates at either wall exactly where you want them if no studs are present.

Joy – Yes, it’s an older article, but we do try to always answer our emails. With my 9ft room, I only needed about 10mm because my cut wire length was fairly tight to instruftions.

As we mentioned above, but it’s important so we’ll say it again, you need instrucitons good anchor that expands behind the drywall. Liz Abrasion – as we say above: Also, the stuck-on plaster was impossible to remove from dognitet wall-mounts until I figured out the solution: Skip to main content.

How to: Add tension to Dignitet wire curtain

Ive been looking at curtian tracks but I like this SO much better. Attach the instruction, and tighten it. Bright colored twine or yarn Masking tape: Modified by Best Digital Products. I am considering replacing the screws with nuts and bolts in order to hang a curtain from a flat piece of metal, not a wall. I couldn’t crimp them together, couldn’t twist them together, so the “rope” would not insert into the tiny hole of the bracket.

Ikea still carries this line of products, you might be able to find more information from their site.