I'll admit: a lot of DIYs leave me feeling a little meh. But this budget-friendly DIY from Morgan (aka The Brick House) is exactly my style. Morgan's client/friend Shelley works in an open warehouse loft, and needed a way to define and separate the space. Building solid walls would cost money and break up the light, bright feel of the space, so instead Morgan built these vertical jute rope division walls that not only retain light and visibility, but bring in a "chunky / graphic / warm texture to an otherwise cold and hard industrial room." Love!
The construction process is pretty simple. Wood boxes were custom built with evenly spaced rope sized holes drilled through the top and bottom. Precut sections of rope were strung through the top and tied off at the bottom, allowing for the interior knot to hold the rope in place and taut. Just screw close the open side of the box and all those ugly knots are hidden away.
With this design the overall costs are kept pretty low for such a big impact. Rope is cheap, especially when bought in bulk, and wood boxes are very low cost to build. The true cost is going to be labor and time – it’s just a tedious and super repetitive process.
See more photos of the final look at The Brick House.
Filing this away for a future project in a future home...
(Images: The Brick House)