The Swing Rope Shelf is handmade from hardwood poplar. This item is 24″ long and 8″ wide. The rope is off white in color made from 100% cotton. The shelf is hung with 2 boat cleats that are under coated with primer to prevent rust. They are then painted in the color of your choice and seal with polyurethane for protection. The boat cleats are 4″ long and come out from the wall approximately 1″. The boat cleats are not distressed but can be upon request. The shelves pictured are saratoga. The cleats are painted to match the shelf unless noted otherwise. Other color choices are available see pictures for details.