I have been looking for a wooden ladder forever, and I never thought to make one! It helps to line up all your dowels and trace with a pencil to make sure everything lines up BEFORE drilling into the wood. Next, apply wood glue into each hole and then insert the dowel. An easy display for magazines or towels. DIY Decorative Ladder. Leave wood unfinished for an industrial look, or use paint or stain for a polished effect in a more traditional space.
Making the ladder myself saved me some money and was a really fun indoor project to enjoy working on during the Winter! Check out the instructions below to learn how to make your own leaning ladder for blankets or just simple decor in your home. Our first post is a super easy and inexpensive Blanket Ladder. DIY Wooden Display Ladder. By Magnolia on August 27, 2015. Place dowels inside grooves and assemble ladder. 6.
If you live or work in a building that has a drop to the ground from your window and want to have a collapsible method of escaping in case of an emergency, then a rope ladder may be just what you need. An alternate exit route was deemed necessary due to the building having wood burning fireplaces, inattentive residents who burn food, and hippy neighbours conducting seances. I assume that you also drilled a hole through the top dowel to attach the rope and knot it there. You could make this stepladder with a circular saw or even a handsaw, but I found the tablesaw made precision cuts really easy. In this instructable I also describe how to use a router to make dado joints and consistent curved corners. I’ve thought on and off about making this decorative ladder for a while and decided now is the time to give it a try.
Make Your Own Leaning Blanket Ladder
1 1/4 in diameter wooden dowels, cut to 18 in long. I decided a ladder would make for a perfect towel rack, so we set out to get the supplies. At the home improvement store we purchased wooden dowels, a couple wooden strips for the sides, and wood screws. Next, I laid the boards on top of some scrap wood to prepare for drilling. I’d recommend using longer lengths of dowel to make the ladder wider, too. She came up with this tutorial for building a DIY ladder toss game (often called ladder ball). We decided to use dowels for the ladder treads, so Butch mapped out the spacing on the 2X4’s and drilled each marking with a hole saw bit. Metal L brackets were then bolted to the wall stud and attached to these extra pieces of wood to secure the ladder in place. Learn how to make this simple blanket ladder with Maxwell Ryan, brought to you by Mrs. Follow these steps to easily transform basic wooden dowels into a ladder that lets you store and display your blankets.
Rope Ladder (glow-in-the-dark Version)
This DIY blanket ladder is a stylish storage solution for any home. Then I bought 2 dowels that were 1 3/8 inches thick for the rungs. Put the wood on something like a cardboard box and make sure that someone is holding on to the wood or it could spin around and get you! Drill all the way through and sand the holes to make sure they are nice and smooth.