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I had a Mosaic tile bistro table where the tiles around the edges were constantly falling off. I was going to just throw it away when I was thinking how I could save it and either restore it or transform it. I don't remember now how I came up with the idea of a rope table. Maybe I saw one in magazine or one of the many emails I get. At any rate, I searched the internet to find out how to make one. I used the instructions from this site: http://sparklepantsgirl.com/2011/06/sisal-rope-table/
I found all the supplies at Lowes. I bought 3 packages of 50ft 3/8" sisal rope, 24 sticks of hot glue, and StrongStick all purpose adhesive (indoor/outdoor). I couldn't find the E600 adhesive, so I looked for something that would stick to the surface I was working with. For my first project, I think it came out OK, not great or professional, but it works. I need to fix the edges and then it will look a bit better.
It took me about 3 hours, including chipping the old tile off and one sore back and hand from constantly squeezing the glue gun.
It took 2 1/2 packages of the rope, 16 of the 24 glue sticks and all the adhesive (I recommend buying 2 tubes).
Here is the end result: