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sfcshorten wrote:
Does this meet building code?
   Comment   January 14, 2013
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Great answer. Let's keep our fingers crossed to that they never have any unsuspecting people with children over ever too.
August 9, 2014 at 12:52PM   
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It looks nice enough but isn't safe.
August 10, 2014 at 3:35AM   
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motherofdog wrote:
Size and material of rope? - I love this look, perfect for so many applications. Could you please tell me the size of the rope and what material it is made of? Thank you in advance.
   Comment   May 30, 2013

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"These steps are more ladder-like than staircase-like, and they don't divide up the space by being a big visual block," Pursley says. He chose rope to extend the open feeling to the railings. "Wire would have been too modern for this house," he adds. "The simple feeling of the rope just felt right."For those of you who are wondering: No, this is not exactly up to code.
Rope railings are a good example of the straightforward rustic materials Pursley used indoors and out; others include lots of wood, stone and metal.
Sara Rivka Dahan added this to Rustic Rope Pulls Shipshape Design Together
No hardware required here, just a carpenter's drilling expertise. Rope handrails in this rustic farmhouse bridge barn and marina styles. The repetition of knots punctuates the beginning and end of the staircase, lending a playful feeling of a suspended rope bridge.

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turbos7903 added this to furnishings
August 21, 2014
thats fun!
Pati Wolfe added this to Basement/Bar
August 18, 2014
Rope staircase
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August 16, 2014
m3kids added this to fav cottage looks
August 9, 2014
prob the best stairs I have ever seen
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July 20, 2014
Stair railing
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July 16, 2014
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July 14, 2014
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July 13, 2014
Ropes & Knotts
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July 9, 2014
rope railing
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July 6, 2014
newell post idea 2
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June 28, 2014
Love some of the features
Mahalo Farm Designs added this to interior
June 21, 2014
great staircase
Angel Mann Warner added this to webuser_656236's ideas
June 11, 2014
Rope "handrails"
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June 9, 2014
Pj Farmer added this to LakeHouse
June 5, 2014
Using rope is very navy beach like, and we could use this on the back deck for the "fencing".
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June 3, 2014
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May 29, 2014
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May 24, 2014
Rope railing
Ivory Hill added this to Stairs, Railing
May 23, 2014
Very different.,but not my fav
brianandcarrie added this to stairs and stairwell
May 21, 2014
Love this rail!!!
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May 21, 2014
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May 19, 2014
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May 17, 2014
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May 11, 2014
rope and open stairs
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May 10, 2014
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May 6, 2014
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April 30, 2014
Like the rope
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April 29, 2014
Love the ropes !
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April 23, 2014
rope railing
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April 22, 2014
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April 19, 2014
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April 17, 2014
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April 13, 2014
Rope ends
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April 13, 2014
Love the rope guard rails.
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April 8, 2014
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April 4, 2014
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March 31, 2014
great for our stairs
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March 29, 2014
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March 25, 2014
Rope rails
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March 25, 2014
rope railings
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March 24, 2014
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March 17, 2014
Beach house stairway
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March 16, 2014
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March 16, 2014
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March 14, 2014
Rope fences
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March 13, 2014
Great stairs
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March 13, 2014
emplacement de l 'escalier
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March 10, 2014
Rope Bannister
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March 6, 2014
walkway at cottage
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February 28, 2014
stairs (up to code?)
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February 27, 2014
idea para la baranda de navidad
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February 26, 2014
Rope railing-horizontal hung
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February 25, 2014
rope banister
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February 24, 2014
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February 19, 2014
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February 16, 2014
Rope railings
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February 15, 2014
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February 14, 2014
Rope for staircase...
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February 13, 2014
Rope detail
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February 6, 2014
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February 4, 2014
Cool stairs
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February 3, 2014
Stairs and rope railing
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January 31, 2014
rope rails.
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January 31, 2014
rope on stair
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January 30, 2014
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January 28, 2014
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January 10, 2014
open stairs
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January 5, 2014
Skale za more
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January 4, 2014
Creative railings
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January 2, 2014
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December 31, 2013
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December 30, 2013
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December 29, 2013
cool rope railing!
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December 26, 2013
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December 25, 2013
Rope Rail
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December 22, 2013
Rope railing
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December 22, 2013
cute for a cottage
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December 16, 2013
9 Stairs Rope railing
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December 15, 2013
Autre idée escalier
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December 14, 2013
nautical look
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December 10, 2013
great staircase
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December 9, 2013
Stairs open look
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December 7, 2013
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December 5, 2013
For staircase to lower patio, and whip ends of line.
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December 1, 2013
cool nautical starway
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November 24, 2013
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November 17, 2013
Another way to attach rope
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November 8, 2013
Cute idea
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November 3, 2013
stairway and rope rails
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October 30, 2013
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October 29, 2013
Cute stair rails
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October 27, 2013
rope stairs
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October 27, 2013
basement stairs?
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October 27, 2013
Love the Open Stairs
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October 26, 2013
not ropes just painted white stairs
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October 24, 2013
Rope Handrails
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Rampe escalier exterieur
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October 18, 2013
might need to do this in the basement....
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October 16, 2013
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October 14, 2013
rope railings staircase
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October 12, 2013
Rope railing
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October 10, 2013
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October 7, 2013
rope use
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Stairs and rope
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October 4, 2013
possible outdoor railing option above lanai?
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October 4, 2013
Love these
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October 3, 2013
Beach house
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September 29, 2013
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September 28, 2013
escalera, barandas de cañamo
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September 27, 2013
yey rails
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September 27, 2013
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September 26, 2013
Beach house
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September 26, 2013
open staircase- open both sides
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September 25, 2013
great for steps to dock
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September 23, 2013
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September 23, 2013
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September 21, 2013
MK doesn't like rope
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September 20, 2013
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September 16, 2013
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September 14, 2013
Love these ropes
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September 12, 2013
rope railing 2
Ann Meyers added this to ann_meyers’s lake house
September 12, 2013
Basement stairs?
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September 4, 2013
Stair railing
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September 3, 2013
lake house rope
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September 1, 2013
Staircases w nautical rope
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September 1, 2013
Like stairs with ropes
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August 31, 2013
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August 30, 2013
rope baluster
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August 28, 2013
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August 27, 2013
Rope railing
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August 25, 2013
Rope handrail
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August 24, 2013
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August 22, 2013
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August 22, 2013
rope railing
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August 22, 2013
Beautiful Rose handrails
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August 20, 2013
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August 19, 2013
Rope rail
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August 19, 2013
For outside rails
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August 18, 2013
Michelle Rogers added this to michelle_rogers4156's ideas
August 15, 2013
Love this
cattaill added this to Stairs
August 14, 2013
clever railing
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August 14, 2013
Seaside staircase
dorphil added this to Bannister
August 11, 2013
Bayish but maybe too ruff
jillgross added this to Beach Cottage
August 11, 2013
cool stairway
ktomas added this to Tomas Cottage
August 9, 2013
rope railing for deck railing
prockwel added this to prockwel's Ideas
August 7, 2013
cool banister railing idea with ropes
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August 7, 2013
Like the ropes
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August 6, 2013
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August 6, 2013
elklaker added this to elklaker's ideas
August 6, 2013
Steps to lake basement.
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August 4, 2013
Rope stair railing
machee added this to machee's ideas
August 4, 2013
mrewright added this to house
August 3, 2013
Amazing farmhouse renovation
kristicohen added this to farm house
August 3, 2013
Love! For basement steps.
allis0n61 added this to allis0n61's Ideas
August 3, 2013
like rope idea
winifredthomas added this to winifredthomas's ideas
August 2, 2013
love the outdoor rope stairway
mngriff added this to staircases
August 2, 2013
love the openess of the staircase
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August 1, 2013
Like for beach house
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August 1, 2013
Rope staircase...excellent and simple idea, just using a drill.
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August 1, 2013
lilkritty22 added this to shore house
August 1, 2013
shore house
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July 31, 2013
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July 31, 2013
cckeck added this to Lake House Ideas
July 31, 2013
Fun railing
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July 30, 2013
the ropes
char0117 added this to Stairs
July 30, 2013
Really cute handrails
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July 29, 2013
kaseystrickland added this to Entryway
July 29, 2013
The Beach!!
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July 29, 2013
rope staircase
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July 29, 2013
Kay Heath added this to exterior dock house
July 29, 2013
Use rope
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July 28, 2013
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July 28, 2013
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July 28, 2013
Beach house
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July 28, 2013
Railings 2
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July 28, 2013
Style bord de mer
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July 28, 2013
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July 28, 2013
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July 27, 2013
Staircase design.
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July 27, 2013
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July 27, 2013
Rope staircase
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July 27, 2013
Mis escaleras
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