We have a 9 ft wide, 8 ft high triple slider doorwall, presently covered with one-way draw vertical blinds.
On impulse, I bought some PERFECT rod pocket drape panels on sale, thinking to use a decorative rod & rings. Then I discovered most rods over 60" or so need center support brackets to avoid sagging. That blows my idea of being able to slide them by hand one way with a fling rod (like you see in some hotels).
Wondering if anyone has experienced a similar problem & their solution - before I resort to my sewing machine, pleater tape and a traverse rod...LOL
Try it w/ a single piece of metal pipe.That's what I did w/ the same problem. Brass or copper more $ but works too. I don't know if you could find a wooden dowel that long. Unless you secured 2 pieces of long dowel together w/ brackets the panels could slide over. Or what is it called when you drill a hole in either end of ea dowel and put a little wooden rod in them and push together forming 1 long dowel?
Sag was my issue too. One thing you can do is put the center support bracket to the left of center where the fabric/curtain is gathered when pushed back/open. Maybe 2 panels on one side of the support bracket and 2 on the other so you can pull fabric to the end for privacy. I think I had to cut a hole in one of the panels because the bracket showed between panels.