Vinyl Discs Curtain




   It's time to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. So I decided to use some old vinyl records to assembly a curtain to my bedroom.

They are cheap to buy, easy to use and will shade your bedroom as a blackout.

In nature, they will take 500 years to decompose so, nature says thank you!

List of Materials
- Vinyl discs
- Curtain tracks
- Curtain wheels
- Thin rope
- Paper fasteners
- 2 closed eye screw hooks

Step 1: Install the Curtain Track

Measure the length you want to cover with your curtain. Buy enough curtain track to match that length.   Buy curtain wheels to hold the vinyl lines. In this case, cheaper is better.
Install the curtain track.

Step 2: Assembly the Vinyl Discs in Lines

- Bind the thin rope to a curtain wheel and insert it in the curtain track

- From top-bottom, start fixing the disks to the rope using a paper fastener, wrapping around the rope, as seen on the picture. I chose this fixation method to not harm the discs.

- space the vinyl discs equally to take advantage of the maximum coverage area of each disc.

- Create as many lines you need to cover the whole area.

Step 3: Pulley System to Open and Close Your Curtain

- Fix one closed eye screw hook in the beginning of the curtain track and another one at the end.

- Pass the rope through the screw hooks and fix the two ends of the rope to the first curtain wheel

- Done! Now you can pull one side or another of the rope to open and close your new curtain.



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    7 Discussions

    sasi bindu

    6 years ago on Step 3

    sir,i have n't understand how u attached this curtain to pulley.can u pls add some more drawings?


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I like it!  Securing the records to lines was smart.  I know from experience flat records make poor structural elements, so you have neatly sidestepped that.

    I suggest slicing a stack of records in half, and glue them overlapping on a narrow piece of plywood or mdf to make a nice valance for the top.  The cut sides would all go towards the ceiling, and provide a nice gap-less line to give you a finished look.  To mount it you could secure a cleat on the ceiling, and then screw through the cleat into the back face of the valance for a clean install.

    Alternately you could work a similar valance into the curtain track and mount it all at once.

    Thanks for the great ideas to string up a record curtain!  I may do this soon.

    2 replies

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you Faithblinded for your comment and the valance idea. I was thinking of do it with seven inch records, but your idea is better.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I noticed you used Pink Flyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" album, have you checked to see if any of these are valuable?

    1 reply

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Yes I did. these records cost me a quarter dollar each. Thank you for your comment.