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! Build this unique DIY shelf using only rope, a few boards and a dowel rod.
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- 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: Wrap tape around the unknotted end of both ropes for easier threading through the holes.
- 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.