how to make a rope stair rail

I'm cheating again with a double post. This pretty photo runs in the May 2012 issue of House & Home and it just happens to be the back stairs at the Tweed House. The rope hand rail that my Dad and I installed about 6 years ago was a perfect jumping off point for a lovely story produced by Joel Bray and photographed by Angus Fergusson. You can find my step-by-step instructions for the rope rail on the House & Home blog. Meanwhile, here are a few other favourite rope rail images I love. 

photo credits: 1. Angus Fergusson via House & Home. 2. from the book Sailing Style by Tricia Foley, photo by Michael Skott. 3. Thom Filicia Soho Mews project. 4. 5. this image is a great web mystery. Nobody seems to be able to find the original source. I saw it on the City Sage blog. 6. Les Indiennes wallpaper by IVM Prints.