Keep your furry four-footed friends from wandering through the house with this simple but effective use of tension rods. Set up a top and bottom rod, and stretch fabric between them, and you’ll have enough of a barrier to let your pet know that you don’t want them to cross the threshold. If you don’t have spare fabric, just hang several rods to create a gate with even less fuss. Of course, tension rods are not enough to keep out an especially determined pet, but it will at least be a good training aid.
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Perfect for dividing a room into subsections, a tension rod and curtain can create a sense of privacy and make an overly large, impersonal space into something cozy and intimate. You can purchase folding divider screens, pre-built divider kits with tension rod and curtain, or take the DIY approach.
Rosin Paper or Drawing Paper Table
Protect your working space or create a worry-free drawing table for kids with a tension rod and roll of craft paper. Slip the roll of paper onto a tension rod, then place the rod between the sides of the table apron or (if the apron is too small to use) between two table legs. Pull the paper up and over the table lip, secure with a weighted item or non-marring tape, and you’ve got a durable and user-friendly paper topper.