Our Blanket Ladder is used every day of the year to hold throw blankets and as a quilt ladder. I use it for seasonal decorating too. It is perfect for holding Christmas stockings.
How to Build a Blanket Ladder
A blanket ladder is not just for blankets and quilts, but it is also perfect for displaying home decor.
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Materials and Supplies
2, 1 x 3 x 6 pine boards (ladder rails)
3, 1” X 36” wood dowel (ladder rung)
DIY blanket ladder dimensions are 60″ by 19″; however, it can be any size you would like. A taller one Cut I x 3 boards (ladder rails) at a 15 degrees angle at each end for a finished length of 60 inches.
Cut 1” dowels (ladder rungs) to 18” or desired length.
Sand all the parts with 100 grit and then 220 grit sandpaper.
Layout drill holes from the top: Spacing 8” 11” 11” 11” 8”. Make sure you identify in insides, so your angles match.
Drill holes in the ladder rail with a bit the size of your screws at each ladder rung location and countersink each hold on the outside of the ladder rails.
Using a 1” Forstner or spade drill bit drill halfway through the board on the inside of the ladder rails.
It is a good idea to mark the drill bit with a piece of tape with the depth you want to achieve.
Staining the Ladder Pieces
The best stain applicator I have found is a piece of upholstery foam dipped into the stain and applied in the direction of the grain.
Assembling the Ladder
You can add a little wood glue to the recess hole.
Another DIY project that I displayed on my ladder was my handmade Christmas stockings. The living room blanket ladder had gray and white stockings, and the dining room had black and gray ones.
You might also enjoy these woodworking projects too:
One board bench with deer and wreath; see the post here.
DIY Lanterns with Solar Lights is one of my favorite projects. I enjoy them all year!
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