Views on level vs. parallel

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  1. May 31, 2008 #1

    BrianP

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    Hi

    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.

    Many thanks

    Brian
     
  2. May 31, 2008 #2

    inspectorD

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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.:D
     
  3. Jun 1, 2008 #3

    Keith O

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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.
     
  4. Jun 2, 2008 #4

    glennjanie

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    I vote for the Roofing God on this one.
    Glenn
     
  5. Jun 3, 2008 #5

    handyguys

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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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