WHERE SHOULD I STACK MY DRAPES? PART 1

Room designs vary drastically depending on a myriad of factors. The window wall may have a drapery pocket, case goods along it, it may have a PTAC, a centered window, and offset window, a soft closet and more. With so many variables the drapery stack must be varied to fit. And so it is, there are many different ways to stack your drapery and we’ve published a resource card just for that reason.

While the resource card is intended to be more of a quick reference for you and your team, Part 1 & 2 of this blog “Where should I stack my drapes?” will go into further detail about each option. We hope that these resources are a benefit to you whether you are a designer, hotel owner or purchasing agent.

Stack Right & Stack Left

  • Stack Right & Stack Left refer to the side of the track where the drapery ‘stacks’ when it is completely opened. Drapery that traverses in one direction is referred to as Stack Right & Stack Left for clarity of direction but may also be called a ‘one-way traversing panel right or left’. When using the stack nomenclature you are referring to where the ‘drape’ hangs when looking out the window.

  • Traversing panels have a master carrier on the leading edge of the drape, and the other edge is manufactured with a return to the wall, accordingly.

  • Baton drawn, cord drawn & motorized are all available options. (See our Hardware Resource Card)

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Center Open Pair

Master Carriers
  • A center open pair, is exactly what it sounds like. It is two panels of equal width which traverse towards one another on the same hardware track. At the point where the two pairs meet, the right panel is always outfitted with the overlapping master as seen in Figure A.

  • If using batons, both leading edges will require batons, and the opposite edges will return to the wall.

  • Baton drawn, cord drawn & motorized are all available options. (See our Hardware Resource Card)

 
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Offset Pair

  • The offset pair variety is a variation of a center open pair. Here though the two panels, which make up the pair are of different/unequal widths. Identical to the functionality of the center open pair, the right and left leading edges are outfitted with master carriers and the opposite edges may be made with returns to the wall.

  • Baton drawn is the only option here (assuming a single hardware track), although the same functionality could be accomplished with two cord drawn or motorized hardware tracks used in conjunction with one another.

 
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Another very important concept in addition to the direction you choose to stack your drapery is knowing how much the drapery will actually take up when completely opened. This is known as Stack back and we’ve written a blog teaching you how figure a simple formula in order to know this information. Check it out, ‘What is Drapery Stack Back?’