Sometimes you build something out of necessity, like when you’ve got way too many throws!
How to Build a Blanket Ladder
As you can see I have little obsession with throws! Most of the time they are piled 10 deep across the back of a chair.
And since I’m drawn to the pretty ones, I thought they would look great hanging on a ladder.
This was an easy DIY project that anyone can do. I guess the hardest thing about it will be keeping my grandsons off, trying to climb it! It is for decorative purposes only!
So boys, back away from the ladder 😉
You will need the following wood for this project:
- 2) 7′ – 2″ x 2″ pine pieces (these are from our scrap wood pile)
- 2) 1″ dowels 48″ long
- Saw – I used a miter saw
- Drill and Forstner drill bit
- Gorilla Glue
- Nails or screws to secure (I used 1 1/2″ staples with my Ryobi)
- Stain or Paint to finish
- Cut the dowels at 16″ – you will need 6 dowels for this project.
- Cut the 2″x 2″ to 7′ – or have it done at Lowe’s or Home Depot
- Measure and mark your placement for the dowels. Secure the 2″ x 2″ with a clamp and use a Forstner bit to drill the holes. Add a piece of tape on the drill bit to measure the depth. I practiced on a piece of wood to see how deep the holes needed to be.
- Add a little Gorilla Glue to every hole.
- Position every dowel (this was hard to do by myself – but I did it!) Tap each location with a mallet to make sure that they are secure.
- I used my Ryobi air strike, with 1 1/2″ staples to secure each intersection of the dowel to wood. The glue and staple are strong enough to hold throws but not grandchildren 😉
I placed the ladder on a level flat surface for the glue to dry, at this time you can use clamps to secure and until the ladder dries.
Paint or stain to your liking. I painted mine gray,with one of the small samples from Lowe’s.
Don’t be afraid to use power tools! This is an easy beginner project that any one can do! At the end of this post you will find more ideas for creating with power tools!
Now Grab some tea and a throw and admire your easy Blanket Ladder!
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