Knotted Pull No. 2

knotted_pull_no2_imageKnotted Pull No. 2 consists of a tack knot with a wall knot neck.  The tack knot will give you a more traditional round knob and can be tied with three, four or more strands.  Strictly speaking the tack knot is only called such when it is tied in three strands.  If you tie the same knot with four strands it is then referred to as a manrope knot.

Knotted Pull No2 Rear

Knotted Pull No2 Rear

Knotted Pull No2 Side

Knotted Pull No2 Side

Knotted Pull No2 Front

Knotted Pull No2 Front

This point is not that important but I thought I would mention it in case you wanted to do any further research on this type of knot.  knot_pull_3_drawer_chestWhat is important to note is that the knot is scalable by simply tying it with a different number of strands.  This is something I did on the small chest of drawers that I built.  The knotted pulls were tied with three, four and five strands. This gave me pulls that were graduated in size to match the graduated size of the drawers.

While the tack knot may look complicated at first glance, it really is simply to tie once you see the pattern.  The tack knot should be tied loosely at first and then slowly tightened once completely tied.

Once you have tied a few you will be able to quickly produce a knotted pull of this style when the need arrises.  When tied in tarred nylon twine and coated with shellac, the pull gives the impression of wrought iron.

I hope that you will give this knotted pull a try and add it to your toolkit.

Instructional Drawing:

knotted_pull_no2

Greg Merritt

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