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A statement shelf can transform any work area and this rope hanging shelf is super cheap and easy to make. Here’s how it’s done…

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What you’ll need;

  1. Rope
  2. A tape measure
  3. Wooden shelf
  4. Drill with a wood and masonry drill bit
  5. Wall plug and screw in hooks
  6. Scissors
  7. Paint and brush (optional)

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  1. Drill 4 holes into the wooden shelf: one in each corner.
  2. If you don’t want to go for the natural effect, paint the shelf (usually wood requires around 3 coats of paint)
  3. Using the shelf as a guide, decide and mark where the wall holes need to be drilled. Drilling into wood or plaster is quite easy but concrete or brick are much more difficult but hey, what are boyfriends for? Fill the drilled holes with a wall plug and twist in the screw hook.
  4.  Decide how low you want the shelf to hang and cut four lengths of rope (with extra length for the knots). Split into pairs and tie the two ends into a double knot. Hook the knot over the screw.
  5. Push the piece of rope that hangs closer to the wall through the top of the back shelf holes and knot underneath (use sellotape on the end of the rope to help feed through the hole easily)
  6. Push the remaining ropes through the holes and knot underneath, ensuring that the shelf is level.

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