Quick & Easy DIY Wooden Curtain Rod and Brackets

Quick & Easy DIY Wooden Curtain Rod and Brackets

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Are you looking for a pretty and chunky wooden curtain rod and brackets? I think you’ll like this design and how easy it is to build.

I looked all over my favorite stores, IRL and online, and couldn’t find the perfect curtain rod and brackets for the boys bedroom makeover. So, I did what any DIY lover would do, and made them. Honestly, when I say this is a Quick & Easy DIY Wooden Curtain Rod and Brackets, I mean it. I bet I had this assembled, painted, and hung in less than 3 hours. So quick, guys!

Front view of the curtain bracket installed on the wall. Quick & Easy DIY Wooden Curtain Rod.
I love this chunky look, especially with a colorful kids room design!

With this DIY, you can use nearly any brackets you like. And paint or stain them any color you’d like. So, you’ll always get the perfect design and style to match your room. AND, you get to make your own custom width rod too. So, no more buying those adjustable rods.  They are always kind of a pain to pull a curtain over, with that hump in the middle. Right?!

Let’s get this build started.


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Quick & Easy DIY Wooden Curtain Rod. Get custom curtain rods and hardware to match almost any style and color, in just a few hours. Follow these steps for how to build a custom curtain rod and brackets.
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Materials for this DIY Quick & Easy DIY Wooden Curtain Rod

Note: You can pick any style of bracket or cornice you think would look best. Just make sure you have enough room for the Closet Pole Socket Set (with room to lift the rod in and out). And you want enough depth to keep the curtain the right distance away from the wall too.
Supplies needed for a Quick & Easy DIY Wooden Curtain Rod.

Mounting hardware on the back of a shelf bracket. Quick & Easy DIY Wooden Curtain Rod.
The best part about using pre-made shelf brackets…they’ve already added your mounting hardware! And it comes with your wall anchors and screws.

Steps to Build this Quick & Easy DIY Wooden Curtain Rod

Design Note: I used glue and a brad nail for assembly. BUT, if you don’t have a brad nailer, you could glue, clamp, and let the pieces dry before painting. I just used the brad nailer so that I could move on to painting without waiting. Actually, I should have just used my DAP Rapid Fuse to glue these pieces together. It’s like super glue for wood. Then I could have skipped the nail and still had a very short dry time.

  1. Decide on best bracket size and design for your space. Make sure it’s big enough for the rod socket, with enough room for lifting the rod in and out of place.
  2. Cut one end of your bracket off. I think this makes it look more like Curtain Brackets and less like shelf brackets. I cut about 3″ off the end of mine.

    To make sure each piece is the same, use a scrap block clamped to the Miter Saw fence. Quick & Easy DIY Wooden Curtain Rod.
    I clamped a scrap block to the Miter Saw fence to make sure each bracket is cut exactly the same.

  3. DIY TIPS: Easily make sure you get 2 identical cuts, by clamping a scrap piece of wood to the saw. AND do not cut the rod until you have hung the brackets on the wall. This is how you can be sure to get a perfectly snug fit with the rod. You don’t want to have to buy a new rod, or patch holes in your wall if the rod is too short.
  4. Mark the placement of the sockets on the brackets. I tested that I could lift the rod in and out of place before deciding where I wanted my socket.

    Measuring and marking my guidelines for each socket. Quick & Easy DIY Wooden Curtain Rod.
    Measuring and marking my guidelines for each socket.

  5. Glue and clamp and/or nail the sockets to the brackets.

    You can see 2 straight lines on each bracket marking where I want the socket to line up. Quick & Easy DIY Wooden Curtain Rod.
    You can see 2 straight lines on each bracket marking where I want the socket to line up.

  6. Wipe away any excess glue with a clean, damp cloth.
  7. If painting, lightly sand the brackets and rod. If staining, you will need a to completely sand with 150-grit sandpaper. Then apply Wood Conditioner, to prep for stain.
  8. Apply Paint or Stain. Apply a polyurethane to protect the finish.
  9. To hang the brackets, use painter’s tape to mark the top of the bracket and where each screw hole should be.

    Use painter's tape over mounting hardware to mark for screws. Quick & Easy DIY Wooden Curtain Rod.
    Easily mark the wall for the screws by using a piece of painters tape.

  10. Then transfer that tape to the wall. I knew I wanted my brackets 4″ below the crown. I used the line marking the top of my bracket as a guide for hanging. I also used a level to make sure that tape was straight before putting the anchors in the wall.

    Use painter's tape on the wall as a guide for marking for screw holes. Quick & Easy DIY Wooden Curtain Rod.
    Then place the tape on the wall

  11. Once both brackets are hung, measure and cut your rod. Touch up any paint or stain, on the ends, as needed.
  12. Hang those curtains and enjoy!A longer view of the blue Target Spacedye Curtain on the grey rod. Quick & Easy DIY Wooden Curtain Rod.What do you think? Does it work with the rest of the room, so far?

UPDATE: You can see the Boys Bedroom Full Reveal now. I’d love for you to stop by and check it out. 🙂


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Build your own custom DIY Scrap Wood Wall Art. Works for Barn Quilt, Tribal Art, Boho, Mosaic, geometric wood designs and more. Includes DIY Wood Wall Art Tutorial steps and how-to video!


Feeling inspired? Get out there and make your own Quick & Easy DIY Wooden Curtain Rod and Brackets. Follow the links above to get the things you’ll need. Have fun and let me know if you have questions. Don’t forget to sign up for the Abbotts At Home email newsletter to get DIY, Remodeling, and Crafty ideas in your inbox.

10 thoughts on “Quick & Easy DIY Wooden Curtain Rod and Brackets

  1. These are really unique and different. I love how they look and its such a bonus that they are easy to do.

  2. I love how these look and that they are easy to do!

  3. These look fantastic! I keep wanting to try some wood ones 🙂 Hopping over from Dishing it and digging it link party/diydanielle.com.

  4. I love these Stephanie! I’ll share on FB this week.

  5. Those really are very pretty! Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

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