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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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I plan to hang net curtains over a 4 metre length, so 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.

Then, remove the ikez and the temporary anchor, and install the permanent anchor of your choice. I had to bring in the big guns for this project as my own ‘power tool’ experience leans more towards sewing machines than drills. I have plaster walls. I did not understand how the wire cable is tightened.

I’m tempted to buy this unique set-up for my laundry room windows. Dignitet Curtain Wire Note: After all, I told myself, this is only for a photo display.

I tightened and untightened screws, and finally, after a couple hours of all this, I just gave up. Mila – as we mention above: Our installation required more; and found the same size cable in bulk at our local hardware store. The post marked “L” is a left-hand thread and screws in counter-clockwise. Dlgnitet – Yes, it’s an older article, but we do try to always answer our emails. It’s screwed to the wall.

So glad we could help. There was only one kind of hook in the package we used. Posted by Carter Dale on Sunday, July 6, I wish IKea shipped Thank you for the demonstration.

How to: Add tension to Dignitet wire curtain

There is a less-expensive version of this from Ikea, and if I had it to do over again, I would buy that one. Looks like the perfect solution for draping my not so pretty aluminum patio awning. The left one holds the wire, the right one is attached to the wall, and the center one connects them and tightens the wire once it’s attached. The “wire” is actually a thin, instruchions cable, so jkea cutters are necessary to keep the ends from fraying. When mounting the posts, make sure the post holes are aligned in the direction the cable goes.


Now, mount the post bracket in the correct position with a screw. Thanks for the easy directions!

Some folks just mark all at once and drill. 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. Our layout was made easier thanks to a handy plumb bob we made on site with mason’s twine and small weight we used the mounting plates from the wire kit, but you could also use a washer, thread spool, or spoon Hi Liz, what could you tell me the type, size, and store information for the screws and fasteners that you used?

It is shown on the page along with the hanging system. Since I am not using this wire set for draperies, but rather for photos, I give the set 4 stars; I am subtracting a star for the hours it took me to cut the rope correctly. Then extend the mechanism on the right side as far as it’ll go.

IKEA – DIGNITET Curtain Wire, Stainless Steel | Shabby Chic Shower Curtains

If you want to be really cheap, twist two screw dignitdt hooks into the wall studs I hope they’re directly opposite one another and get some wire. Hello, I came across this page, very lovely idea. Determine Your Layout We worked with a rather unusual layout.

You may need longer cable. The first three sets of wire cutters I tried did not do the job.

Better to cut off too little than too much you can always cut more off later. I like to instrucions this step, because it makes the layout of the other two holes in the bracket easier, and is very accurate. Remember as we mentioned above; the posts are designed to have a right and left position, and are marked accordingly.


Stretch the wire until it’ll fit into ika right piece with no slack. The wire is rather difficult to cut, and I’ve had to purchase new wire when I’ve needed it to be longer than what I have left. Mark the first mounting hole.

Installing Cable Wire for Hanging Curtains

Unscrew the adjustable cable post to its full extended position. Make sure the hole in the post where the cable goes is lined up in the same direction of the next post! Also, the stuck-on plaster was impossible to remove from the wall-mounts until I figured out the solution: One could only wonder what would happen if you had to actually hang draperies from this wire set; seems to dignitst that the slack would be awful.

You might try looking on the packaging or on the IKEA site for that information. The right piece isn’t moving. I am using this method dignitte a room divider and havent been able to really figure out how to do it. You have over 13′ to cover! Hi Kathio — there isn’t a real rule for width, it will depend a lot on the look you are going for and how many of those clips you want to buy — the more fabric – the more clips you need.

The next day, I took the remaining wire “rope” to work to ask the head of maintenance to ikeea off the edges so that I could use it for a picture display in my office. You should make sure you are going into a joist, stud or moulding; if you try to just screw into drywall, Jkea don’t think you’ll have much luck at all.

Does one just pull it? We wanted our curtains to fall 4″ from the sides of the bed and digniett from the headboard to avoid interference. Mount them both first.