DIY Ladder


  • 1 length of 3×1 
  • 1 length of 1×1 
  • Wood Glue 
  • Nails 
  • Saw and mitre box
  • Measuring tape 
  • Primer and paint 
  • Paint Roller (two fussy blokes) and brush. 

Method: How to make a blanket ladder. 

  • Cut your two pieces of equal length for your desired height of your ladder. I cut mine 4 foot long. I like to use a mitre box to get a straight cut. Sand off the edges to make sure they are smooth. 
  • Cut the amount of rods you need for your decorative ladder. I cut mine 40cm again with the mitre box. Sand the edges to make sure they are smooth. 
  • Mark the position of where each rod will go on both sides of the edges so that you will know where to position the nail.
  • With a little dab of wood glue, put it the end of the rod at the side where you are going to nail first. 
  • With a hammer, hammer in the nail in the centre of the rod and repeat for the rest of the rods. 
  • Repeat on the other side, and you have our ladder complete.
  • Prime the ladder with a brush and a roller. Give it two coats. You can do this before or after you put your ladder together
  • Paint the ladder. I gave mine two coats, Make sure its fully dry in between coats. You might need a third top up in certain areas.

Then the fun styling part. I have this is my guest bedroom. You can pop on extra blankets, towels etc.

DISCLAMIER: The wood in this project was gifted to be my Expert hardware. The other materials I purchased from my local expert hardware.

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Finished Ladder

diy ladder

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