DIY rope room divider

How awesome and clever is this rope room divider. I think this is a fantastic way to section off areas within a home without blocking out light or completely closing off sections. Use a couple of rectangular frames and thick rope you can easily make up as many frames as you need for very little cost.

Featured on the brick house, this ingenious rope room divider is used to section off various work and private zones within a large open plan space. Functionally, this one big room had to be used for many purposes and still be open, accessible and of course look awesome.



Since cost is always an issue (and this space is a rental), it wasn’t prudent to dump a bunch of cash into building traditional solid walls that would split up the space and make it feel smaller and darker. My solution was to build these vertical jute rope division walls that allowed for defined 'zones' but still retained light and visibility throughout the entire space.

A plus when using this type of jute rope is the added benefit of bringing in a chunky / graphic / warm texture to an otherwise cold and hard industrial room. 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 labour and time – it’s just a tedious and super repetitive process.