Asked on Jun 09, 2014

Project ideas for massive ship rope.

Rogue Engineer
by Rogue Engineer
I recently became the proud new owner of about 200' of massive ship rope. My ideas were to create a coffee table/ottoman by wrapping something like a tire with it or wrapping a picture frame or mirror with it.
What do you guys think? Any cool ideas?
200' of massive ship rope
  23 answers
  • Debbie Harris Debbie Harris on Jun 10, 2014
    Hanging hammock chairs woven with it? Chair rail in a nautical themed room? Cord cover for hanging light fixture? The possibilities are endless. Great find!!
  • Mark Hopple Mark Hopple on Jun 10, 2014
    I would use it to border the flower beds.. you can use tent spikes to hold it in place..
  • Lori Lori on Jun 10, 2014
    put it on the top of a railing,then you could put some around a base of a table,if you have a box that needs / wants to have a up-do , you could cover it (sides)? Really is a great find!
  • Karyn Workman Karyn Workman on Jun 10, 2014
    I would use it in a nautical themed room as a rustic crown moulding.
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    • April E April E on Jun 12, 2014
      but well worth the labor to do so
  • Susan-Amber Springer Susan-Amber Springer on Jun 10, 2014
    I am sooooo envious! All the suggestions are excellent, but by all means keep the patina by not painting it...maybe marine varnish?
  • Beatriz Alvarenga Beatriz Alvarenga on Jun 11, 2014
    eu colocaria um tecido nela e depois enrolaria ela feito uma poltrona
  • Bibi Sweet67 Bibi Sweet67 on Jun 11, 2014
    I would rap it around a big out door plant/flower pot.
  • Susan Susan on Jun 11, 2014
  • Bwbakke Bwbakke on Jun 11, 2014
    If you live near water use it as a hand rail to descend to the bottom level...or drap it along the top of a fence..don't leave it on the ground.Keep it up for air to circulate around it..I had one and I hung it between two trees and hung crab trap floats on N,Minn...mine was only about 50ft. Good luck enjoy...
  • Tegma Tegma on Jun 11, 2014
    'Wish I had it! I'm building my great-grandson a pirate ship in my backyard, for the summer months when I'm babysitting! I could make a great rope climb with this!
  • Lezlie Lezlie on Jun 11, 2014
    Make a sidewalk/porch/patio handrail. Set large posts into the ground, bore holes thru, about 8" from the top, and feed the rope thru, knotting at each side of hole.
  • Tuzwoo Tuzwoo on Jun 11, 2014
    make a hanging outdoor table and matching chairs with it.
  • Kelley M Kelley M on Jun 11, 2014
    Make a table top with it for an outdoor table. Put it on a round board and cover with a nice piece of plexiglass. Would make a killer patio table. You could make it square too!
  • Shari Veater Shari Veater on Jun 11, 2014
    I would hold onto it for a few weeks and then decide...all your ldeas are great and what a great find! I live right by the "smallest " harbor in the world, and I never see any of that heavy rope in the toss pile
    • Meliss Etner Meliss Etner on Jun 14, 2014
      @Shari Veater I agree completely. It's so massive in length and thickness that it's best to take in all these great suggestions and figure out how this massive piece will best suit your space inside or out.
  • E4lizerd E4lizerd on Jun 11, 2014
    I have seen this type rope wrapped around a long and interesting branch that was sunk into a concrete base with an old fashioned light fixture with an old fashioned bulb hanging down as a floor lamp, it was stunning.
  • Fenya Kashergen Fenya Kashergen on Jun 11, 2014
    If inspiration fails you, sell it on eBay or craigslist
  • Mike N Toni Mike N Toni on Jun 11, 2014
    coil it around and tack it, use it for an outdoor rug
  • Judy Parkey Judy Parkey on Jun 11, 2014
    Every time I see the little pic of the looks like a huge SNAKE to me.
  • Kelly S Kelly S on Jun 11, 2014
    That's about a 3" diameter mooring line and extremely heavy. As is you could outline planting beds with it, hand rails or several rope swings. Unbraided you could make a number of the above things special for macramé items or braided rugs. It's the same thing they use to hold massive ships, think aircraft carriers or cruiseliners, to a pier. Good luck.
  • Ozzys Girl Ozzys Girl on Jun 12, 2014
    We are doing a nautical new deck, this would be great for the accents
  • Comet Comet on Jun 12, 2014
    I think this might be called a "Hawser" rope. If it has colored thread inside you can tell what country's ship it came from! I have always wanted one for a handrail with brass--not polished!!!!---fittings. Great find!
  • Lori Lori on Jun 16, 2014
    I just re-read the dimensions, haha that is a lot of rope!!! and is huge!! really is a great find!
  • Barbara Fields Barbara Fields on Jan 19, 2018

    Beautiful rope.sjow is what you decide to do.i am still thinking what I would do.the fence in two or three rows sounds beautiful.enjoy