I'm looking to make a deck railing similar to this idea. 1-1/2" unmanila (synthetic manila) rope, with netting. In case, there will be rope at the top and bottom of the net, but that's beside the point.
I'm unsure how to attach the rope at the final post. It could pass through the hole, with a knot to prevent it from slipping back. But with 1-1/2" rope, that would be a gigantic knot.
Ideally, the securing mechanism would be hidden inside the post. I'm thinking of somehow winding the rope and sinking two long screws through the post, biting right through the middle of the rope.
Any other suggestions?