If you have ever shopped around for a blanket ladder, you will see that they can be pretty pricey. Some of the less expensive options I found didn’t have the greatest reviews (scratchy surfaces that would snag blankets, etc.), so I decided to give it a go and make one myself. I’m glad I did, because it turned out to be super easy and super cheap!
Here’s what I bought:
•3 6’x 1.5″x .75″ boards. Two were cut down to 5″ and the third was cut into 4 pieces (roughly 18″)
I had my pieces cut at the store so that they would a) fit in my car and b) less work and mess for me!
The board that was cut into 4 pieces… I told them to cut it in half and then those in half again. I did that because if they were all cut to 18″, my last one would have been a tad too short due to blade width.
I stained the boards with Minwax Dark Walnut stain. Sidenote- I have this huge gallon can of stain that I got for $5 years ago from a Sheraton Williams clearance table. It has been my go to ever since!
Next, I laid them out and figured out where I wanted them.
Here are my measurements for where they all landed. (It looks a little skewed from the angle)
The next part that I did is completely optional. I wanted to have my ladder rest flat against the ground when it was leaning, but this is what it looked like:
So I took a piece of wood (you can use anything flat), and used it as a guide for where my cut should be.
After cutting it, it made it have a flat base for the ladder.
I had to fill in the screw holes.
I used a stainable wood filler.
Fill, sand, stain.
All in all, it was a super easy project that was less than $20!