Published on May 25th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Tip: Parallel mounting for a Deka wire

Mark solves the problem of mounting the Deka curtain wire parallel to the wall.

He says, “My daughter has lots of rosettes, from horse shows, that she likes to display in her bedroom. In the past my wife has hung ribbon on the wall using “drawing pins”, but this looks untidy and leaves holes in the wall/coving. After redecorating her room I had the bright idea of using Deka curtain wire and duly bought some, a snip at £2.79 each. However when I went to fit them I spotted a fatal flaw in my plan, or lack of plan.

The Deka wire is designed to go between two walls, and (a) the wire was too short for the room and (b) I didn’t want the wire across the full width of the room. What I needed was to mount the end pieces parallel with the room. Alternatively I guess I could use some Dignitet corner pieces.

The solution was to use some small brackets to mount the Deka end pieces on, ultimately this could be disguised using some wood etc. Using these brackets gives all the advantages of the Deka hardware but with the added flexibility of being able to adjust the length. Obviously this doesn’t just work for hanging rosettes but for anything you might want to hang from a Deka wire, even curtains.”

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12 Responses to Tip: Parallel mounting for a Deka wire

  1. Anonymous says:

    Dave: there’s a left and right covering. If the covering won’t screw in then try it on the other one.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Where can I find brackets like this?

    An employee at Home Depot told me Ace Hardware. The Ace Hardware I went to didn’t have any small enough. I want to mount the Deka wire flush to the wall to prevent drafts.


  3. Dave says:

    OK, so my wife bought the DEKA hanging system and I have been working at it for more than an hour with no success. Is this thing a joke? I cant screw it in as the instructions suggest to do it. Am I the only one here? I’m ready to lose my shit. Please someone back me up.

  4. Anonymous says:

    you know, you can turn the bracket around, and screw the bolt into the base and avoid the need for a nut altogether. Looks much cleaner that way. that’s what I did sometime back, and mounted the other end of the bracket into my regular curtain rod’s bracket’s bottom screw. I use it for handing a sheer panel behind my regular, heavier curtain.


  5. Rebecca says:

    Thanks for this! I bought 10 sets of DEKA on our last trip to IKEA (which is a very long drive for us) only to find out later that I couldn’t mount them above our windows like I wanted. I was on the verge of giving up and spending $150 (ten times $15) on top of the $50 (ten times $5) I already spent to get the DIGNITET ones. Now I don’t have to! Yay!

  6. Tien says:

    Ummm, this is a similar product from IKEA and has a cleaner look. True, it costs a bit more. It’s an option.

  7. Monika says:

    My husband just did this yesterday, but just mounted the brackets into the wall, bending the wire into a right angle. It took a little trial and error to get the length just right, but I think it would work just fine to hang my valance for my kitchen cafe curtain on, and the screws, etc are not revealed. I will try to remember to send the photo in when it is all finished.

  8. majeral says:

    Could we get the BIG picture for those of us that are not getting it? Thanks MAJ

  9. Anonymous says:

    Does anyone know how much weight this might hold? I’m looking for a way to hang a changing series of pictures on the wall.

  10. Anonymous says:

    This is so much better than stretching kite string as taught as possible like I did as a little kid! What a great hack. Thanks.

  11. Annalea says:

    This is something I hadn’t thought of. I have two sets of these, and the instructions show the post mounted perpendicular to the wall, but using the holes on the side of the post to rout the wire. I haven’t been able to figure out how to properly tighten the wire, and the side hole would go round and round while tightening the post.

    Thanks for the hack!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Good idea…but I wanted to see the rosettes hanging from it!

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