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Simple DIY Rustic Ladder (Two building methods)

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Project by Zach Hendrickson posted 03-28-2017 03:46 PM 674 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Lumberjocks,

Sharing a very simple but practical project my girlfriend introduced me to about a year ago.

Rustic blanket ladders online can sell for $150+ when in reality, you can design a unique one to your space for less than $30 ($12 if you go super cheap).

Link to my DIY video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1B8T0JZBVo

The project goes through two simple methods to building the ladder based on tool limitation.

Nothing crazy! But I enjoy this project and I’ve now built it half a dozen times for friends and family who find the decor and practicality of it to be amazing.

You can check out other simple projects at my YT channel if you’re interested here:
https://goo.gl/pOkvJR

Happy driveway building!

Zach

-- Zach aka The Cutting Bored, https://goo.gl/O4acGO





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pottz

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#1 posted 03-28-2017 03:59 PM

your right zach those ladders can go for big money and are so easy to build with basic tools as you showed in your video which was great again.another great project.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Zach Hendrickson

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#2 posted 03-28-2017 05:41 PM



your right zach those ladders can go for big money and are so easy to build with basic tools as you showed in your video which was great again.another great project.

- pottz

Thanks! I hate overpaying (as does the entire woodworking community!), so why do it??

-- Zach aka The Cutting Bored, https://goo.gl/O4acGO

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canadianchips

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#3 posted 03-29-2017 04:37 AM


Those ladders are popular here too.
I make mine using 2×2 for rungs, I have a tool that cuts a 1” dowel on end of each rung. I then drill 1” hole in each ladder. Saves a lot of time and work, plus they are solid. that explains the nail holes !
Make my quilt rack same method !
“Just sharing another idea that might work”
Didnt mean to steal your page….......

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 03-29-2017 12:11 PM

These are nice if you need them and have the appropriate space and d├ęcor. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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