This is a perfect solution if you are running out of desk space and you want to make a highly customizable unit for your documents and nicknacks.
To build this you will need:
Plywood (enough for 5 1x1ft squares)
A table saw (or any tool for cutting wood)
A drill (or any tool for drilling)
30 ft of strong rope (cotton works well, especially if it has a core)
Shears (or any tool for cutting the rope)
Tape for collecting the frayed ends (or a lighter if using synthetic rope)
A metal rod
A clamp for bending it (or it can be done by hand)
Step 1: Cut Wood
Of course you should feel free to add more shelves or change the size. There are many places throughout the tutorial where you can customize the design, but I will not mention each one. It is really up to your discretion as a maker.