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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47 comments

Past Member
Past Member 4 years ago

interesting , my place too small but still great idaes

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Duane B.
.5 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

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paul m.
paul m5 years ago

Hate them....

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Aditya Narayan
Aditya n5 years ago

WELL .. GREAT .. INNOVATIVE.. VERSATILE
EVEN GOOD FOR EMERGENCY .. IN CASE OF FIRE IN HOUSE ..GRAB THE ROPE AND JUMP OUT OF THE WINDOW ..

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Brenda Towers
Brenda Towers5 years ago

Great idea.

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Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

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Sisilie B.
Sisilie B6 years ago

Too cute with the knot end, and the blue rope

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Anja N.
Justin R7 years ago

Very nice!

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Nilmar S.
Nilmar S7 years ago

I like it so much!

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OrganicGranny Gardener
Melinda Fletcher7 years ago

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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