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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

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

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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