How to Build a Decorative Wooden Ladder

Build this simple wooden ladder for a creative way to display blankets and towels

1-2 hours

Build a simple DIY ladder out of pine so you can display your beautiful blankets or throw rugs instead of folding and stacking them away. This wooden ladder can also be used in the bathroom with towels to save cabinet space.

What You Need

Two 2- x 2-inch x 6-foot select pine boards

One 2- x 2-inch x 8-foot select pine boards

Measure and mark
Measure and Mark
Cut diagram

• Using the measuring tape, measure and mark the cuts every 18 inches on the 2- x 2-inch x 8-foot select pine board. 
• You will have a total of five sections, 18 inches in length each.

Make cuts

• Use a circular saw and clamps to make the marked cuts on the select pine board. 
• Use sanding block to smooth any rough edges.

Apply paint or stain
Apply stain

Paint or stain all cut pieces prior to assembly.

drill holes for attaching rungs
Drill holes for attaching rungs

• Mark five holes 12 inches apart and 12 inches from each end on each of the 2- x 2-inch x 6-foot select pine boards.
• Carefully pre-drill a hole for each using the 1/8-inch drill bit. 
• Make sure the hole goes all the way through the board.

drill holes into each rung
Drill Holes into each rung

• Hold each rung against the pre-drilled holes and “re-drill” through the holes. 
• Use the holes you just drilled as guides so that there are aligning holes in each rung.

attach rungs
Attach rungs

• Screw 2-inch wood screws through each side into the end of each rung.
• Drill all the way in to complete.