Hiding a bent blind railing

Discussion in 'Kitchen Fitters' Talk' started by Iron_Mike, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. Iron_Mike

    Iron_Mike Active Member


    My blind rail has to be set at a bent angle in order to make it come down straight.

    Initially I had the rail set square using a laser level and working off the "straight" grout line on the tiled splashback below.

    However due to the floor tiles being off, the tiled splashback is also slightly off.

    I had to angle the blind rail by 4cm to make it come down straight.

    As the rail looks fairly ridiculous being so bent, I am looking at the best way of hiding it.

    Is my best bet to install a wooden batten in front of the rail in order to hide this error?

    Video attached as this should clearly show the issue I am based with.


  2. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Have you considered 'Ye Olde pelmet'
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  3. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member


    Are they still used in the 21st century...[​IMG]
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  4. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Sounds so much better than a 'bodge cover strip' don't you think!:D
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  5. Iron_Mike

    Iron_Mike Active Member

    Thanks Astra, didn't know they existed.

    Not many people look like they sell them individually :(
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2018
  6. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a hand crafted one is going to be the order of the day!
  7. Iron_Mike

    Iron_Mike Active Member

    Yes a timber pelmet shouldn't be difficult to construct.
  8. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Years ago you could buy them,then they seem to go out of fashion,now they are popular again,funny thing is they can finish off a room at times, actually like them myself,& I see quite a few firms have them available now in mdf/ply,painted,stained,or fabric covered, crazy prices though on some,but it's a easy job to knock one up.

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  9. Iron_Mike

    Iron_Mike Active Member

    Cheers KIAB
  10. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Mine were put up when the property was originally built in 1938, been up so long now they have come back in fashion!:p
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  11. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    It wouldn't even need a pelmet, a panel a bit wider than the reveal and hiding the blind would be fine.
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  12. Iron_Mike

    Iron_Mike Active Member

    Cheers Chippie

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