I used my Ryobi Sliding Compound Miter saw to make this cut but if you don’t have a saw, you can have your hardware store make this cut for you, or you can purchase this inexpensive hand saw from Amazon.
Start with a 2×8 cut down to 32″ long.
Now for the stain! I used my absolute favorite stain – Rust-Oleum Early American! Just paint it on with a foam brush and wipe it (after it has set for 5 minutes) with a clean cloth. The wiping is not to wipe the stain off but to make sure it is applied evenly.
Now, using a 1/2″ paddle bit, drill holes into all four corners of the board.
I purchased a roll of sisal rope from Lowe’s and cut 4 pieces at 42″ long. Then just thread a piece of rope through each hole and tie a knot on the other side.
It’s time to add the cup hooks. I chose 7/8″ cup hooks.
Next, using a 3/32 drill bit, drill a small hole at the marks above. You will just drill a tiny bit into the wood.