Published on August 25th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


How to: Add tension to Dignitet wire curtain

Dignitet corner bracket, hacksaw, file

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 sag). The corner bracket alleviates that, but gives a problem when you have 2 curtains on either side of the corner bracket: you then need to undo one of the fixings with an allen key whenever you want to put the curtains in the laundry.

solution: make a cut in the Dignitet corner bracket (on the top, obviously) so that it is a slit rather than a hole.. use a file to get rid of sharp edges.

It’s so small, it’s barely a hack, but it does make is sooooooo much easier to take off the curtains.

-It took about 5 minutes per bracket. You should fix the bracket to something like a work bench when cutting it, since using a vice is most likely going to scratch it.

~ Jake, Dublin

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4 Responses to How to: Add tension to Dignitet wire curtain

  1. Anonymous says:

    The title of this hack is not relevant. This in no way adds tension to the wire.

  2. Robert Poor says:

    Do you have the exact diameter of the skirts at the base of the Dignitet post? I’m working with some tight dimensions and the IKEA site doesn’t make that clear.

  3. Mark says:

    Or just use/buy the clips that come with this product, separately. For hanging the curtain. As they hand of the wire & are easily removed for washing curtain.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Why didn’t I think of this??? I have curtain wires in all rooms, and indeed, if you have 2 curtains on either side of the bracket it is a problem to get them off… I’m going to get a hacksaw and copy this!! Thanks for posting a good idea.

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