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Rope-Handled Caddy


Tools and Materials

  • Drill, with 1/2-inch drill bit
  • Wooden tray
  • 1/2-inch-thick natural-fiber rope (from home-supply stores)
  • Twine
  • Cement glue
  • Painters' tape
  • Craft knife

Rope-Handled Caddy How-To

  1. Drill 2 holes 4 1/2 inches apart on ends of tray.
  2. Cut a 13-inch length of rope for each handle. Feed it through the holes.
  3. To hold rope in place, wrap twine around each end 3 times, gluing it as you wrap.
  4. Use tape to secure twine until dry. Remove tape, and trim excess rope with craft knife.

Blond wood tray, 12 inches by 12 inches by 3 inches; Stray Dog side table,

Martha Stewart Living, August 2011