DIY Wooden Blanket Ladder Only – $4 in 30 Minutes – Beginner Build!

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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!

PIN this ladder to save it for later!

DIY Wooden Blanket Ladder

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!

p.s. if you love farmhouse style, you’ll love this post! and this post!

Blanket Ladder | Quilt Ladder | DIY | How to build a wooden blanket ladder for only $4 and under 30 minutes of time - Beginner skill level project

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Supply List:

3 – 1x3x8 furring strips (I purchase mine at Lowes for $1.32 each)

Wood Glue

Air Nailer

1″ Brad Nails for air nailer – OR – 1″ nails and hammer 

Stain or Paint of choice

Lets Make It Together In Just 5 Easy Steps!

  1. Measure
  2. Cut your wood
  3. Sand
  4. Apply wood glue
  5. 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

Blanket Ladder | Quilt Ladder | DIY | How to build a wooden blanket ladder for only $4 and under 30 minutes of time - Beginner skill level project

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.

Minwax stain can color early American with a set of rubber gloves and an old rag for staining

Let dry and then take glamour shots of your wooden blanket ladder!!

Blanket Ladder | Quilt Ladder | DIY | How to build a wooden blanket ladder for only $4 and under 30 minutes of time - Beginner skill level project

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!

Blanket Ladder | Quilt Ladder | DIY | How to build a wooden blanket ladder for only $4 and under 30 minutes of time - Beginner skill level project

I love the way my handmade laundry signs looks with it!

Blanket Ladder | Quilt Ladder | DIY | How to build a wooden blanket ladder for only $4 and under 30 minutes of time - Beginner skill level project

Blanket Ladder | Quilt Ladder | DIY | How to build a wooden blanket ladder for only $4 and under 30 minutes of time - Beginner skill level projectBlanket Ladder | Quilt Ladder | DIY | How to build a wooden blanket ladder for only $4 and under 30 minutes of time - Beginner skill level project

Wooden ladder blanket with green plants in a basket and a blue and white checkered blanket and white blanket leaning against a barn door with a wicker basket with blue pillows inside

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!)

farmhouse wall gallery with clock, star, old rustic key, & sign, lamp, couch and wooden blanket ladder

Like it? Pin it! Gathered In The Kitchen

3 photos in total 1 showing the wood to purchase at the hardware store, 1 with the assembly of a diy wooden blanket ladder and 1 with the completed diy wooden blanket ladder leaning against a barn door. text says diy wooden blanket ladder only $4 and 30 minutes

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7 Comments

  1. Lisa Peck says:

    Girl! Thank you for this quick, easy, affordable & DOABLE ideas! You are building my confidence & skills! I’m a wife & a mom of 4. We just bought our dream farm. Nothing big, but it’s ours! My husband has some health issues & cant always do the things he use to. I’m building my confidence in building projects on my own to decorate our home through ideas like yours. Thank you for blessing me today.

    1. Lisa you just made my day!! …really my month! thank you so much!!! Please send me pictures of your projects on facebook, I would love to share them with my readers!!! You can totally do anything you put your mind to!

  2. Robin Boberg says:

    These strips are $2 each – you used three. Your total at lumberyard is $6. Cute idea, though.

    1. I agree. She said she used two, but with measurements she gave, it will take 3 strips. I’m still wanting to make some!

    2. Hi Robin, yes I used 3 strips…but they are only $1.32 per board. So the total (before tax of course) is $3.96. Would love to see yours if you make them!

  3. I love the blanket ladder. I will be making one for my lap quilts. Thank you so much for something easy to make and yet beautiful!

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