What is not to like about saving money and having a storage solution that is appealing to the eye? This blanket ladder has it all. Would you have guessed you could make one of those expensive blanket ladders for as little as $5? Well I’m here to tell you that you can, and it’s easier then you might think! I want to give a shout out to Heytherehome.com for the inspiration to build my own ladder.
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Supplies needed for the blanket ladder:
- Two 2″ x 2″ x 8′ boards
- 2.5″ Wood Screws
- Miter Saw
- Drill Bit for Pilot Holes
- Screwdriver Bit
- Stain or Spray Paint
Cut List for Blanket Ladder:
- Two 2″ x 2″ x 5′
- Four 2″ x 2″ x 18″
Step 1) Mark each end of your 5′ boards for 45 degree angles. I like to mark them so I don’t cut them the wrong direction.
Step 2) To cut your 45-degree angles, simply adjust your mitre saw to 45 degrees and cut along the line your marked.
Step 3) Mark each of your 5″ boards at 6″ from the top and then every 12″
Step 4) Using your drill and small drill bit, make pilot holes
Tip: As a general rule, a pilot hole should be the same diameter as the root of the screw (the center core just below the threads). This allows the bulk of a screw to enter a board without splitting the grain, yet still allow the threads to do their work of pulling two boards together to form a joint.
Step 5) Using a drill with screwdriver bit and 2.5″ screws, fasten the 18″ boards (the rungs) to the 5′ boards and your marks.
Step 6) Stain or paint. Let dry.
I am in love with this blanket ladder. I was able to paint it to match my decor and the fact that making it meant I didn’t break the bank is awesome too. This is one of the quickest DIYs ever! I hope I have inspired you to make your very own!
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