Look! Tension Wire Shelving at Michelle Varian

Look! Tension Wire Shelving at Michelle Varian

Maxwell Ryan
Oct 4, 2005

Colorful Michelle Varian on Crosby Street (our new neck of the woods) needed some simple, light shelving on which to display her beautiful pillows and textiles. They chose a simple solution that is both inexpensive and industrial-chic attractive. The whole thing is assembled out of stained planks of wood mounted on aircraft cable attached to the floor and ceiling. Similar to our How To: Hang Curtains Across Any Space demo, Michelle created a solid tension with turnbuckles and wire rope clips.

The connection to the ceiling:

The rope clip holds each shelf up:

You need solid floors and ceilings to sink these hooks into:

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