I found this idea in Ballard Design’s catalog. Then I added an easy breezy rope trick to my porch swing.
The sisal rope I bought was to thick for my chain. So instead of returning it and getting a thinner rope…I proceeded to untwist the rope. Now somewhere in my life I’ve done this before because I knew the rope would have three separate ropes. What I forgot was the twisty tangled up mess.
It reminded me of the old kitchen phone with the extra long cord to reach the entire house, but would knot and twist up so that you had to hold your head next to the phone. Every once in awhile I would spend an hour or two and untwist the phone cord only to have it knotted up again by the next day. I always wondered how many calls got busy signals because someone was trying to untangle the phone cord. 🙂
For anyone under 40 please disregard the paragraph above. 🙂
That looked terrible!
Also beware, sisal rope will give you splinters!!! Ouch!
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