DIY NAUTICAL ROPE SHELVING

6 Materials
$40
1 Hour
Easy

This simple DIY wooden shelving has a nautical touch that is perfect for any small space! The combination of wood + rope is simple but interesting. The hanging shelves are strong enough to hold a variety of nick nacks and even plants!

Use a drill to hang the deck cleat to the wall. Try to get them in a stud if you can! Repeat twice for your two hanging cleats.

Add rope to the cleats and let hang, 2 ends hanging down from each.

You should have your boards cut and stained. They need a hole drilled in each corner.

Add your board and tie a knot underneath each. Pull the rope tight for a secure knot.

Continue moving down to hang your 3 shelves. Be sure to check yourself as you go to make sure that it is staying even and level.

Trim the excess rope and enjoy! I actually used a lighter to burn the end of each rope to keep it from unravelling, as well.

Be sure to check out more DIY tutorials at my blog Charleston Crafted!

Suggested materials:

  • Boards
  • Stain
  • Drill
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1 question
  • Dawn
    on Dec 19, 2018

    Do you have a trick to tie the knots to make sure they are all the same length to get them level?

    • Patty V. Y
      on Nov 15, 2019

      Anthony, I followed her link to her blog and she has the supply list there as well, however states:

      The cleats are "deck" cleats And

      1 1x4 6 ft long wood @ home improvement stores has many selections of wood, oak would be best stained but most expensive. Depending your taste and budget the price, most used and $ pine is my guess, oak, cedar, redwoods are great choice and most expensive.

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  • Linda Abate
    on Nov 15, 2019

    This is a great way to gain extra storage space especially if you have a small bathroom. I can see this being used in more than the bathroom, such as in a child's room for some of their favorite stuffed animals or books, etc. LOVE IT.

  • Terrie Jones
    on Nov 16, 2019

    What a cute idea and who doesn't need more shelving space. I like that it doesn't sit on the ground so it will be easier to vacuum the floor. This will be great when I get my lake house.

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