How to Make Wooden Window Valances How to Make Wooden Window Valances
Wooden window valences can add to the charm and character of the interior design. You can choose from a traditional box-like valance, or you may craft your own design to coordinate with the decor of your room. A shaped design can be adorable in a child's room, while a simple box design is perfect for a master bedroom, dining room, or living room. You need only the most basic wood working skills to build and install your valance.
Step 1: Measure Your Curtain Rod
Measure from end to end and add four inches to this measurement to determine your valence length.
Step 2: Cut Your Wood
Step 3: Cut The Sides Of Your Frame
Step 4: Assemble Your Window Valence Frame
Step 5: Trace Your Valence Frame onto Plywood
Now you'll trace the dimensions of your wooden window valence frame onto a piece of 1/4-inch plywood. Lay your valence frame on top your plywood. Trace out the frame onto the wood board. If you are going with a shaped design, sketch the design shape over the tracing of the valence frame, making sure that the shape is larger than the frame itself. Consider simple shapes, such as baseball bats, pennants, crayons or clouds.
Step 6: Cut Out the Wooden Window Valence Top
Step 7: Mount Your Frame onto the Cut Plywood
Step 9: Paint Your Wooden Valence
Step 10: Mount Your Wooden Valence to the Wall