Oil rubbed bronze has grown in popularity over the years. When we started getting calls from customers looking for closet rods in that finish, we began searching for trusted manufacturers that could be our source. We found three brands that are doing rods and supports in a way we think you’ll be pleased with.
US Futaba: Finish and Shape
We’ve found beautifully finished rods from US Futaba. They are made of aluminum and finished in that chocolaty brown finish we all love. We stock a 1-5/16″ diameter round rod in 4ft and 8ft lengths as well as the popular oval shape in an 8ft length. We also have this really interesting shape called hourglass. One side is smooth and other side is ribbed. This gives you the option to decide which side you want displayed. The hourglass shape comes in 8ft sizes with a clear protective plastic strip on the top.
US Futaba and Epco: The Options are Endless
What good are rods without supports? We have every possible option you’d want from US Futaba and Epco. For round supports, we have sleek options with no visible screws. We also have versions with dowels for your pre-drilled 32mm closet system. Need economy ones with visible screws? We’ve got those too. For the oval supports, we have both doweled and screw on. The hourglass shape only has doweled mounting available.
If you are running the rods full length or are putting loads of heavy items on them, you’ll also want to get a center support, which we carry in both the round and the oval. Want to put a shelf above the rods? We have you taken care of. We sell shelf and rod supports in both round and oval.
If you’re hanging your rods with no shelf bracket above, you might ask, how far from the back should I mount the rod? If you put the center of the rod 11-1/2″ from the back wall, you’ll be good to go.
We also have a unique item: an end cap for both round and oval. This is a little clip-on piece that goes on the end of the rod. If your intention is to have the rod floating at one or both ends, then this item allows you to create that look, with the rod unattached to the wall. That way you won’t see inside the rod, and it gives everything a nice, clean look.
Stanley: Adjustable and Simple
If you have a situation where you need an adjustable rod, we carry two sizes of rods from Stanley. We have a 30″-48″ and a 48″-72″. These rods are made to be put on a wood strip on the sides of the closet. If you don’t have a wood strip, there are little tabs on the top of the mounting flange that you’ll want to break off first.
Either way you go—round, oval, or hourglass—you’ll love your new oil rubbed bronze rods.
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