How to make a DIY Copper Shower Curtain Rod, customized for any size shower or space. No power tools or welding needed!
Copper Pipe Shower Curtain Rod
I recently decided to give a facelift to our teeny-tiny main level bathroom. It was a small-budget project (just paint and vinyl tile), but I decided to splurge a little bit on the shower curtain rod. I wanted something a bit unique… not our standard, plastic curtain rod from Target. After making custom industrial pipe curtain rods for our living room, I decided to give copper a try.
This DIY shower curtain rod was my original inspiration, so I decided to make one of my own… with just a few minor tweaks. This was such an easy DIY project, and a major improvement from the previous (and very sad looking) off-white, cheap, plastic shower curtain rod.
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Supplies Needed for this DIY Curtain Rod
- 3/4″ copper pipe, cut to length – I used 1 long section (54″) and 2 short sections (18″)
- 2 – 1/2″ galvanized floor flanges
- 2 – 3/4″ 90-degree copper elbows
- 2 – 3/4″-1/2″ copper nipple fitting
- Pipe/tubing cutter
- E6000 glue
- 8 – 1 3/4″ Screws
Tutorial: DIY Copper Shower Curtain Rod
step 1 – Cut your copper pipes to size. I used 1 long section (54″) and 2 short sections (18″). When you measure your pipes, be sure to keep in mind the extra length that the copper elbows and nipple fittings will add.
step 2 – Connect fittings with super glue. Only secure the copper pieces *not the floor flange. Line the inside of the copper elbows and nipple fittings with glue, then assemble the two shorter vertical hanging bars (see second image below).
step 3 – Wait. Let the glue dry for a full 48 hours.
step 4 – Secure to ceiling. Using screws, attach the floor flanges to the ceiling. Then screw the shorter vertical hanging copper pipes into the floor flanges – but not ALL the way.
step 5 – Hang the rod. The vertical hanging bars will still have a little bit of give, so you should be able to slide in the long horizontal bar into the copper elbows.
Stand back and admire your new custom curtain rod!
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Mary Ellen Kirking says
I am so impressed with the finished bathroom! Is that a copper toilet-paper holder as well?