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Handmade Wrought Iron Café Rods

Iron Café Curtain rod. Design and photography Boxx Creative for The Hunter’s Moon, South Kensington, London

Café Curtain Rods

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Handmade Wrought Iron Café Rods

Our Café Curtain Rods are slim, lightweight and stylish. Made from a strong 12mm solid metal rod, they are made to last and most importantly made to your exact measurements for a perfect fit. Our Café Rod brackets are small and discreet which fit neatly each side of the window opening - attaching to the frame, or alternatively inside the window recess. If the brackets shown are not going to suit your window please do contact us to discuss a bespoke alternative. More »

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Prices start from £84

Ordering your Café Pole

If you require help, please call or email us today!

1 - Measuring for your Café Pole

For recess bracket fitting please measure the FULL width of the recess in centimetres where the Café Pole will be fitted as accurately as possible. Or if using face fix brackets please supply full length of pole required.

Click/tap on diagrams below to zoom.

Measuring your window recess for a Café Curtain Rod
measuring your windows for a face fitting bracket installation

2 - Select your brackets

Rod style:
Rod finish
Beeswax = 100% natural, net-zero product, very environmentally friendly, durable, gun metal grey and highlights the metal's natural grain.
Matt Black = Black in colour, durable, less environmentally friendly (VOCs), very uniform. Read about it in full here - What is the difference between matt black and beeswax finishes?
Recess bracket Backplate size: Width 20mm Length 50mm
Face fixing bracket

Backplate size: Width 20mm Length 50m
To purchase brackets individually please visit our brackets page.

For every 160cm of pole, an extra face fixing bracket is required.
The brackets should be fixed evenly spaced for optimum support.

Button finial  
12mm curtain ring 1 ring per 10cm for lightweight or medium curtains

3 - Recess / rod measurements

Pole length

cm. Please be as exact as possible
e.g. 97.5 cm
Quantity of this pole type

3 - Pole price

Price each:

Our design for The Hunter’s Moon, the British country pub in the heart of South Kensington, champions comfort and cosy get togethers...Café curtains in the front window added to the intimate setting and created a soft barrier between the busy Fulham Road and cosy pub within. Again, a subtle fixing method that was both practical and refined in design was lovingly created and installed.”
Nicola Lindsell, Boxx Creative.

To read more about Boxx Creative and The Hunter’s Moon go to our blog.

Product description

Café curtain poles are the ideal solution to cover the bottom half of any window to gain that extra level of privacy but still maintaining maximum light. If you would like to add a decorative finial to the end of the pole we offer a simple but stylish Café Button finial.

The interior designers who use these Café Rods frequently use pocket sewn, sheer fabrics or unlined light cotton or linen. Usually the curtain is short, lightweight and not lined but really the choice is yours.

Product specification

  • Recess bracket each
    Face fix bracket each
    Café Rod, 0-100cm
    Café Rod, 100.1cm - 180cm
    Café Button Finial -
    12mm curtain ring
    For delivery charges please see delivery page

Material: Our wrought iron Café Curtain Poles are made to measure from solid 12mm iron bar.

Dimensions: The bracket sizes are specially designed to fit window frames.

Backplate size face fix : Width 20mm Length 50mm
Backplate size recess bracket: Width 20mm Length 50mm

12mm Curtain Product Measurements PDF

Curtain rings are not normally required.

We also offer recess poles in 16mm, 20mm and 25mm diameters.

Please contact us for expert help


How to Measure for Curtain Poles

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How to Put Up a Curtain Pole with Brackets

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Making a Cannonball Finial

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