Our Continental Rods are just right for window treatment with a 3” rod pocket. Choices abound with adjustable widths and side returns allowing for a perfect fit on your windows. See the Descriptions tab for more information.

For tips on how to measure your windows, check out the Diagrams tab.

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Continental Rods

Drapery Hardware



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Continental Rods

  • Adjustable side returns: 3-1/2” to 5”, the distance the rods project from the wall to the front of the rod. 
  • Adjustable rod widths : 28”-48” | 48”-86” | 66”-120” | 86”-150”
  • Mounting hardware and instructions are included.  28”-48” rods have end brackets | 48”-86”rods have end brackets, 1 support bracket | 66”-120” rods have end brackets, 2 support brackets | 86”-150” rods have end brackets, 3 support brackets
  • Strong, sturdy, and made with baked enamel finish preventing scratching and rusting.
  • Color: White

How to Measure a Window

Measure windows with a steel measuring tape. Measure all windows in the room, even if they appear to be the same size.

Determine rod placement (options):

  • Distance out past window -- 4” each side is a good rule of thumb
  • Distance out past window -- abut against outside edges of window frame
  • Top of window frame -- corner to corner
  • Wall to wall

Determine drapery hardware to be used:

  • Determine how far above window to place hardware -- 4” above frame is a good rule of thumb
  • Determine return size needed (the distance that the rod projects from the wall/window frame

Measure for drapery length:

  • Apron length
  • Floor length
  • Ceiling to floor
  • Allow for floor clearance -- floor length draperies should end 1/2” above floor or just short of the carpet
  • Hint: Place a thin piece of cardboard on top of the carpet to help measure evenly.