How to Make a Rope Shelf
Time Required: 2-4 hours
If you need to spice up a wall while adding storage space, add an unexpected element – rope! These unique DIY hanging shelves make useful home accents and use only rope, a few boards and a dowel rod. This guide will teach you how to make a hanging rope shelf yourself in a single day.
- Measure and mark the 1 x 8-inch x 8-foot board into three 30-inch long sections for the shelves.
- Measure and mark the 1/2 x 1/2 x 48-inch hardwood dowel rod into eight 2-inch sections to be used as height adjusters in the rope.
Tip: For clean-looking shelves that require little to no sanding, use appearance boards.
- Using the unknotted end of both ropes, thread the rope through the front left hole of all three shelves, starting from beneath the bottom shelf.
- At the top shelf, cross the rope over and thread it through the back right hole of all three shelves. Leave plenty of slack at the top for hanging.
- Thread the second rope through the front right hole of all three shelves and then cross over at the top and back down through the back left hole of all shelves.
Tip: Wrap tape around the unknotted end of both ropes for easier threading through the holes.
- Pierce the rope with the 2-inch dowel pieces beneath each hole of the top two shelves.
- Space the height between shelves at your discretion.
- Check that the shelves are even using a standard level.
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