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Does anyone know how to make plant tension rod hangars Answered

Does anyone know how to make plant tension rod hangars with adjustable plant hangars?  The rod can be a shower rod, but I can't figure out how to EASILY make the plant hangar part.  See photo of one from Miles Kimball for more detail. 

Hope I'm not out of line in asking this here, just looking to do this myself.

Thanks.

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Josehf Murchison
Josehf Murchison

8 years ago

You can start with a spring loaded closet hanging rod and mount plant holders to it.
Joe

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nwmshp
nwmshp

Reply 8 years ago

Thanks, Joe. It's the mounting of the plant holders I'm struggling with as I don't really want to drill holes into the tension rod. Ideas?

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Josehf Murchison
Josehf Murchison

Reply 8 years ago

Oh that is easy it is called a ring wedge.
It works like the trick natives use to collect coca nuts.
You can also use a bar bent into an S.
Joe

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nwmshp
nwmshp

Reply 8 years ago

Ohhhh! Very cool. How do I make one? I don't have access to a welder, nor the skills to weld.

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Josehf Murchison
Josehf Murchison

Reply 8 years ago

Start with a break line bender and a steel rod ¼ or 3/8 in diameter.
Google “Break Line Bender” to see the different kinds.
Normally I would weld at the red circle however since you don’t weld, loop the steel rod a couple times.
And there you have a plant holder.
Joe

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Josehf Murchison
Josehf Murchison

Reply 8 years ago

If your plants are really heavy shape the holder like this.
Joe

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