16-3690 (09/16)
Rod Face Width
Measuring Guide
for Drapery
Determining the Width of the Area to be Covered
Minimum Rod Placement
Face Width = glass width + 8" (4" per side)
Stack Back Consideration
Additional wall coverage may be needed in
order for the drapery to stack back off the
glass when opened.
The general rule is that the total stack back
needed is approximately
1
3 the width of the
window. Additional width may be needed for
heavy or bulky fabrics.
Face Width = glass width + total stack back
Bracket to Bracket Face Width
Inside Finial to Inside Finial Face Width
End to End Face Width
Return Projection
Measure from the wall to the face of the rod.
Consider the look you want to create when determining the type of drapery hardware and its placement. Rod type and placement
determine the width and length of the draperies needed. General guidelines follow.
Width
There are only two measurements you need to determine the width of the drapery: the face width to be covered and the
projection of the rod.
Two-Way Draw
Face Width
Glass Width
1
2 of
Stack
Back
1
2 of
Stack
Back
Rod Face Width
Face Width
Glass Width
+4 +4
Drapery Width
One-Way Draw
Face Width
Glass Width
Total Stack Back
+4
Rod Face Width
Return
Projection
Double-
check your
work—always
measure twice
to ensure
accuracy.
Tools and Tips
Steel tape measure
do not use cloth tape
Pencil
Round measurements
to the nearest
1
8"
1/8"
1/4"
3/8"
1/2"
5/8"
3/4"
7/8"

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