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Random Recast: Rope Day 2

Filed Under: Crafts, Know-How

In Random Recast, we find new uses for ordinary things. This week: Rope.

ropedevaburger, flickr

Traditionally used on sailboats, rope mats have crossed over into the mainstream, showing up at countless boutiques. We've spotted some mats going for $200 and up, which is a bit silly when you realize that it's just knotted rope. OK, the knotting method (which is called the Turk's Head Knot) is a bit complex, but we've found a tutorial that demystifies the process over at Summit Post.

As for rope, you'll want to stay away from the "hairy" natural sisal variety: It'll just wreck your hands as you work. Nylon-blend (or plain cotton) white rope will look just as pretty without scratching up fingers.

Feeling inspired to tackle more rope-centric projects? Then check out...

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