Rope fenders are used as a cushion for boats when they are tied up to a pier or dock. Our rope fender is for decorative purposes only. It measures 7"Dia. and is 6" tall. Even though it may be durable enough for actual use we do not suggest using it for any other purpose than decorating. This rope fender makes a great decoration for any nautical themed room and is a must have for the nautical enthusiast.