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Easy Handling: Simple Banisters Made with Rope

Easy Handling: Simple Banisters Made with Rope

At Remodelista, we recently showed you some unique way to decorate with rope; now we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite simple railings using the same material. An easy way to add a nautical spin, each of these looks could be easily replicated at home with some sturdy rope.

Above L: A staircase painted in shades of blue by Jonathan Adler. Above R: Stenciled numbered stairs and a rope hand rail by Bockman + Forbes Design.

Above: Italian architect Sabrina Bignami of b-arch Studio designed this simple staircase.

Above L: A stairwell in London by Stiff + Trevillion. Above R: Black and white nautical stairs; via Laurie’s Projects.

To see more ideas on using rope along a stairway, visit Remodelista. Also, explore other DIY home projects.

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6:50AM PDT on Jun 8, 2013

They look very stylish, but all I could think of was "palm burns".

The b&w stairs are beautiful, though.

7:19AM PST on Dec 16, 2012

Signed petition thanks.

8:23PM PST on Dec 14, 2012

NOPE! Bad idea. A banister by the very nature of the reason for having one is to have something solid(unmovable) to grab onto to stop yourself from falling onto the step(s). There is way too much instability/give/movable/slipping involved for a rope to be a functional banister.

A cute idea from someone who has no real practical expectation for a banister.

By the way folks, something to remember: The house you buy where you will be retiring in should have no staircases in it at all and only a small step(one) up to the front door if at all. Falling hazards are a very big deal for older folks. Broken hips are the number one(not Alzheimer's) reason people/older folks get admitted to nursing homes. Fifty percent (that's right)of older folks who break a hip can never walk again. Only 10 percent fully recover and the other 40 percent have to use a walker or cane to walk any more. That is something to remember-we all grow old.

7:28PM PST on Dec 14, 2012

interesting ideas.

6:44AM PST on Dec 14, 2012


6:21AM PST on Dec 14, 2012

Thanks for sharing this unique idea.

5:14AM PST on Dec 14, 2012

These are very stylish but unsafe - especially for children and the elderly.

1:29AM PST on Dec 14, 2012

Nite :-)

8:55PM PST on Dec 13, 2012

Cute but unsafe.

6:31PM PST on Dec 13, 2012

Better check with your cities building codes first. These are not "code" here.

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