Organise and display your fabulous shoe collection – or simply hang scarves and towels – on a simple ladder made from reclaimed wood.
- two 16mm meranti dowels (for the rungs)
- two 1.2 lengths of 38 x 76mm hardwood (for the side rails)
- wood glue
- 120-, 220- and 320-grit sandpaper
- 16mm spade drill
- measuring tape
- large square
- wood saw
- Ensure the two 38 x 76mm side rails are exactly 1.2m long.
- Cut the rungs in lengths of 490mm, 422mm, 375mm, 327mm and 260mm.
Make the side rails. We used a router to round off the corners but a piece of sandpaper on a block will do.
Starting at the bottom, mark your side rails for drilling 224mm apart; you should end up with about 50mm at the top. Transfer those marks to the other rail and mark the centre of the rail.
Drill the holes at 7˚ or 83˚ (depending on how you measure); mark the drill with a black marker so that you only drill 10mm deep.
To assemble Apply wood glue to the dowels and insert them in the correct order (longest at the bottom) then repeat with the other rail. Gently tap with a hammer and allow the glue to dry.
Sand with 120-, 220- and then 320-grit sandpaper. Varnish or simply apply a mineral oil to bring out the colour of the wood.
Referenced from Gallo images / Home Magazine
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