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Old 05-31-2008, 11:57 AM  
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I recently moved into an old (1880) property and am having endless hours of head-scratching as there do not to seem to be any right angles, parallels or levels anywhere - not surprising I suppose for the age of the property.

Let me give you a particular problem and your thoughts on which option I should go for will be gratefully received: I need to install curtain rails (easy enough), but do I make them level, or parallel to the top of the window? The two are not the same - over the width of the window there is about 2 cm difference in the two options. My feeling is I should go parallel to the window top as this is what will be noticed, but I would like to know your thoughts. I am beset with these types of problems as you can imagine.

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Old 05-31-2008, 02:52 PM  
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Go with what looks pleasing to the eye.
This may take a couple of tries, but is easy enough to fix.
Don't sweat the small stuff.
We call these houses,..... ones with character.



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Old 05-31-2008, 08:00 PM  
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I think in your case level would look wrong. In fact it would look un level. You would be better off parallel which would look level even though it wasn't. I hope I said that right.

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I vote for the Roofing God on this one.
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The curtains will hang plumb regardless. Do what looks best and put the level away. Just hange em and see if it looks right, drink a beer first and all will be well.



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