DIY | easy rope shelf10.26.2014
I'd been thinking about putting up some shelving in the house for a few weeks so when I came across some hanging shelves I decided to make my own! I'm so delighted with how they turned out, it's surprisingly easy and not expensive either.. all in all my favourite type of weekend project!
to make your own you'll need a few basic things, a length of wood (my shelf is a meter width but you can cut the wood to any dimensions) rope, a drill and 2 large hook screws.
I opted for 8mm rope for my shelf so I drilled four 10mm holes in my piece of wood. the holes need to be bigger than the width of the rope or you'll struggle to feed it through (drill the two holes at each end of the shelf as pictured above)
you can leave the wood bare or paint it, I've given mine a few coats of basic white emulsion (you can use wood stain or wood gloss/satin paint depending on what finish you want)
next you'll need to drill two holes in the wall for the screw hooks (I recommend using wall plugs too) I've used the biggest screw hooks I could find as they'll be taking the weight of the shelf. if you're not very experience at drilling grab a bf/dad/uncle/friend to help with this!
I cut my rope into 4 x 1m lengths and fed each length through the holes. tie a knot underneath (as above) the rope is very sturdy so this won't come undone- give it a hard tug to test!
tie the two other ends into a knot and hang them over the two screws to finish! the nice thing about rope shelving is that you can easily adjust the height or level the shelf by adjusting the two top knots.
the materials for this project came in at around £15 and I have enough wood and rope left over to make a smaller shelf for my bathroom!
what do you think.. would you be tempted to try your hand at something similar?