Suspended Ripplefold KS Curtain Track
Precision Draperies, we are called upon for all types of projects. This job required us to come up with a method so the snap tape is hidden on a ripplefold drapery.
Normally you see the ripplefold tape from the back side of the drapery whether the drapery is lined or unlined as the snap tape is white & snaps are silver. Most of the time this is okay, as the drapery is against the wall and never seen.
In this project the drapery & track were used as a divider to separate the conference area from items being displayed for the public street area.
The front fabric was blue suede and the back (lining) was black suede. The ripplefold tape was added to both the front fabric & the back fabric, which then snapped onto the single carriers of Forest Drapery Hardware KS Ripplefold Track system.
The architect plans called for white tracks suspended from the ceiling so that the track was approx 96″ off the ground. In order to accomplish this we used KS 36″ Suspended Bracket Drop 3006-25.
The Suspended Look
This type of project required following the architect plans, field measuring, and the use of Auto CAD for template making.
Once field measured and plotted in Auto CAD , full scale plans were printed and mailed to Ona Drapery Hardware a distributor for Forest Drapery Hardware for bending and assembling of ripplefold track system.
The s-shaped track was a bit challenging as the right side needed to be suspended from the ceiling 46″ compared to the ones on left of 28″. The suspended support posts were only 39″ long. These posts were threaded inside of the tube on both ends approx 1″ , which allowed up to add on section by ordering some extra-extra-fine stud from BelMetric.com
Careful plotting of hardware was needed to insure the installation went smoothly and the tracks could handle the weight of 60 lb drapery.
The Finished Look
The project turned out perfect along with the installation and manufacturing of the drapery.