This is simply a piece of wood with some simple and some fancy knots on, despite being simple and easy to make they look very good. I have decided to use red, green, blue and yellow 550 Paracord. Paracord is cord that is used in parachutes and the 550 simply tells you the weight it can take, this type can take a maximum load of 550lbs. Although I have used Paracord any rope will do, and you don’t need multiple colours although it does help to show how the knots are tied.
Step 1: Parts, tools, etc.
You will need:
Some sort of rope, I used Paracord from Ebay
Lighter, match or some sort of heat source capable of melting your rope
Wire cutters or something to cut the rope
Piece of wood for mounting the knots
Nails- U shaped
Screws- long enough to go through the back board and into the dowel
Step 2: Choosing your knots
There are a great many practical and decorative knots that could be used and you don’t have to stick to the ones that I have used, make your own, be original, that’s the great thing about DIY, you make it how you want it. The knots that I have used are:
Figure of eight knot