#DIY Blanket Ladder

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

When I moved into my apartment I had so many ideas and things I wanted to do. But reality of how much everything costs hit fast and hard, so I had to compromise on some things and make them myself vs buy them.  A good blanket ladder was one of those items on my list but with a price tag of $100+ I decided that DIY-ing one was a much better choice. This ladder is a perfect addition for your living room, bedroom, nursery, or for towel storage in your bathroom. Best thing – it stands complete on its own (no walls needed).

You will need:
  • Two round 5/8 In. x 48 In piece – I used Alexandria Moulding Hardwood Dowel 5/8 In. x 48 In. $3.49
  • You will need 3 square board pieces – I used Alexandria Moulding Poplar D4S 1x2x6 Feet $3.39- $6.39 each
  • Spray paint (optional) $1.99
  • Sanding paper, drill and nails

How to make it:
  • Cut round board pieces into 6 equal parts. 5 of those pieces will be used as rung on the ladder and one will be used to secure legs of the ladder
  • Cur one of the square pieces 4 pieces. Two pieces will form the bottom part of the legs and two will be used to join legs to ladder.
  • Drill holes for the round pieces to pas through on the 2 other square parts
  • Place round pieces through holes to make ladder.
  • Using nails fasten legs to ladder
  • Spray paint

If you are looking for an easy, beginner project, that will give you a lot of bang for your buck, look no further!  This entire project was super easy to make - it took less than an hour. In full disclosure I didn't drill things as my dad does things like that for me. The project all in cost me just under $30. This ladder would make a great gift as well.