Make a DIY Wooden Blanket Ladder with 1×3 furring strips with this step-by-step tutorial all for around $4 and under 30 minutes of time! This blanket ladder is the perfect beginners woodworking project!
I have been totally envying all of the blanket ladders I’ve been seeing for some time now – and I’ve totally had plans to build for for forever now! Since the winter weather is quickly moving out here in North Carolina I had an urge to get building! One of my first projects to tackle was the wooden blanket ladder, and I love it!!! The wood for the whole project cost me $4.00 and I even have leftover scrap wood! … which you can use to build my favorite project, my DIY Barn Door for Under $10 and 30 Minutes!
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I love easy projects that don’t cost a lot of money, that can be finished in between preschool drop off and pick up and make a huge bang in my home. This DIY wooden blanket ladder meets all of my requirements and can be made in just 5 easy steps! I know you guys will love it too!
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3 – 1x3x8 furring strips (I purchase mine at Lowes for $1.32 each)
Stain or Paint of choice
Lets Make It Together In Just 5 Easy Steps!
- Cut your wood
- Apply wood glue
- Assemble and nail in place
My Cut Sizes:
2 @ 6 feet long
4 @ 18 inches long
-I then spaced my rungs 12′ from each other starting 6′ from the top of the sides
You can choose to leave your wood unfinished or stain or paint it. I used Minwax Early American stain – it’s my favorite stain color…we even did our wood floors in our whole downstairs this color! I apply the stain usually with one coat and use rubber gloves and an old rag.
Let dry and then take glamour shots of your wooden blanket ladder!!
I added two nails on the top rung and added a wire basket I bought at Dollar General and added my favorite fake plants from Idea! I totally love the look of the ladder with basket!
I love the way my handmade laundry signs looks with it!
The wooden blanket ladder was the perfect completion piece in my family room with my Farmhouse Inspired Wall Gallery. Like I TOTALLY love it!! – pink chair and all! (hey, pink is coming back!! Check out my instagram, you’ll see!)
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