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UFownstSECsince1950
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Looking to build a rope fence. Need some ideas!
Looking for some kind of fittings in order to attach the rope to the corner posts. Was originally going to simply drill a deck screw or something similar through the rope and into the post. Looking online, I see other options such as the fitting pictures below. Anyone else have any ideas?






Schmelly
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re: Looking to build a rope fence. Need some ideas!
Is it all for show? Cause that setup in the pic is only as strong as that screw into the rope. I’d think about putting a hole in that post, run the rope through & secure it on the back side with something beefier. If just for show and you’re looking for different ideas on looks, imagine passing the rope through the hole, into that same chrome sleeve, push the sleeve into the back side hole, screw it down. Then the front side would look like the rest of the posts. You could even hide the hole/sleeve in back by countersinking/ covering it. Lol, that make sense?
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UFownstSECsince1950
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re: Looking to build a rope fence. Need some ideas!
Yeah, I just didn’t want anything protruding on the outside of the corner posts both ways (both front and side), since rope is coming from 2 ways. I would just take the rope through the post and simply tie and knot and screw it secure, but I don’t think it would look good having knots on 2 sides of the same post

Something similar to this, but obviously this looks better since it’s more of a railing, rather than a connected fence.



Neauxla
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re: Looking to build a rope fence. Need some ideas!
Is the corner post having your fence make a 90?

Why not have the rope make the 90 inside the post?


eng08
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re: Looking to build a rope fence. Need some ideas!
Cut the top off, drill out the middle with a first er bit, drop holes from each side, thread rope through, tie knots and stuff back inside, put top back on. A 6x6 post would be easier to hide it.

For the lower ropes, drill through cut a recess and have the rope at a 90 on the less seen side, cover with a facia board of same material as post

That metal piece shown up top is more decorative vs structural.
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UFownstSECsince1950
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re: Looking to build a rope fence. Need some ideas!
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Why not have the rope make the 90 inside the post?
I guess I never really thought about that

Still not sure what kind of rope to use (polyester, manilla, etc), but if it’s only 1” or 1.5” rope, then there should be plenty of space to make that turn in a 4x6 post. Would a spade bit be best to use from each side?


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Drop4Loss
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re: Looking to build a rope fence. Need some ideas!
UF here is what I got. I ran 2 inch polyester rope thru 4x4's.

The corner 90 degree post is a little tricky but it works.

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UFownstSECsince1950
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re: Looking to build a rope fence. Need some ideas!
That looks very nice!

How do you have it secured to that post?


Drop4Loss
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re: Looking to build a rope fence. Need some ideas!
I have this style in 3 areas of my yard. All of the ropes just run thru the holes, they are not secured, and they aint gonna just pull out.

The rope is tight in the holes. .


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wt9
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re: Looking to build a rope fence. Need some ideas!
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drop4loss

Where did you get your beacon? Refurb yourself?
I have 3, that I want to refurbish.


Drop4Loss
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re: Looking to build a rope fence. Need some ideas!
Electrician friend gave to me
It was a bridge marker light
On a really big bridge and river !! Ha
Its old. Real fresnel glass lenses
I just cleaned it and rewired with low voltage lights
Yea i have 4 smaller ones too
My favorite yard art !!


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Cracker
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re: Looking to build a rope fence. Need some ideas!
Why? It’s not code it dries out it sticks In your hands like needles hell just go get scrap cable. Building codes suck but they can protect you if you have no railing and something happens you are screwed and rope is NO railing. Do you like the look? If so get Coated
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Schmelly
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re: Looking to build a rope fence. Need some ideas!
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Yeah, I just didn’t want anything protruding on the outside of the corner posts both ways (both front and side), since rope is coming from 2 ways. I would just take the rope through the post and simply tie and knot and screw it secure, but I don’t think it would look good having knots on 2 sides of the same post



Wait, why do you have 2 ropes coming into the same post? I don’t follow

ETA: ohhhh, it’s Making a 90 there. I think you can make the turn. If you’re using 4x4, I’d go 1.5”. Can’t go any bigger cause that only leaves you less than an inch on each side. I have some battling ropes that were used at my gym. The 1.5 bends pretty easy. Prolly won’t be fun getting it through but I have faith in you lol
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