ISSUE 22  |  Pacific Northwest

DIY: Stair Rope Banisters

June 03, 2011 3:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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Noticed (and admired) recently: the humble rope banister. 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 or 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: A simple rope handrail via Les Indiennes.

Above: Photo via the City Sage.

Above: A black painted stair with rope handrail.

Above: A wainscotted stairwell with rope handrail.

Above: 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).