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DIY: Stair Rope Banisters

DIY: Stair Rope Banisters

We’ve recently noticed and admired the humble rope banister. It offers a simple, clean look using an easily attained (and reclaimed) material–natural and synthetic rope. With a little thought (or a handy friend), a rope banister can become a DIY project.

If you’d prefer help, UK outfit Stair Ropes makes “stair ropes, banister rope, and rope handrails and barriers, using traditional rope working and knotting techniques and a specialist knowledge of ropes and cordage.” Stair Ropes works with clients in both the UK and the US; owner James Watson will spec individual projects and deliver all the necessary components.

Above: Photo via the City Sage.

Below: A selection of fittings from Stair Ropes; both natural and synthetic fiber ropes are available. Synthetic ropes are available in a wide range of colors.

The possibilities for rope are endless. For more ideas, see Remodelista’s post Design Detail: Rope as Functional Decor.

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5:52AM PST on Dec 6, 2012

interesting , my place too small but still great idaes

3:37PM PDT on Jul 12, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

9:18AM PDT on Jul 11, 2012

Hate them....

1:28PM PDT on Jun 13, 2012


10:38AM PDT on Jun 13, 2012

Great idea.

11:11AM PDT on Jun 3, 2012

Thank you

10:35AM PDT on Sep 17, 2011

Too cute with the knot end, and the blue rope

9:07AM PDT on Oct 11, 2010

Very nice!

5:24AM PDT on Oct 7, 2010

I like it so much!

2:19PM PDT on Oct 6, 2010

These would not meet building codes in the U.S.

Certainly not very sturdy or functional...and not very sanitary. I sure wouldn't trust one to be any help on that circular stairway.

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