Got to confess guys the ropework isn't mine it is off the shelf moulding. I do have a routerlathe which can do this sort of work but it just takes too long for a small batch run so I didn't bother. Sorry to dissapoint. Glad you like the item though. It will be mounted high on the wall in the hall of the guys home, will probably be missed by most folk entering though. I did get a blanket chest to build from this job though so it has been worth the effort.