Good Questions: Where Can I Get a Shower Rod Cut?

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Hello AT,

I just purchased a 4 shelf corner shower caddy.

I need to have 5 inches cut off part of the tension in order for it to fit in my shower. My local hardware store won't cut the metal rod for me. Do you know of anyplace in the city where I can have this cut?

It is a 1/2 inch diameter metal rod.

Thanks! Alison

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Dear Alison,

This is what is so frustrating about the city! A tiny job like this would take a hardware store person five minutes to do, and they still won't do it.

Honestly, we'd buy or borrow an inexpensive metal saw and do it ourself. Cutting metal is a slow, steady process, but not hard to do and not easy to mess up. If you live or work downtown, you're more than welcome to come by our office and borrow ours. Just email justine @ apartmenttherapy .com to set up a time.

As for other places who will do it for you, our best recommendation is to call up and then go down to Lorenzo Welding on Grand Street. They have a shop open to the street and they should be willing to cut down your rod for you.

Anyone else??

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