Make this simple towel rail ladder out of some repurposed home materials – a simple and quick DIY!

Materials you will need:

  • Pine PAR – 3 x 32mm x 69mm x 2.4m
  • Chalk paint
  • Coarse sand paper
  • Wood stain
  • Wood glue
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • 60mm cut screws
  • Cordless drill
  • 4mm wood bit

Cutting list

  • 2 Sides: 1.8m x 32mm x 69mm
  • 5 Rungs: 450mm x 32mm x 69mm

Step 1

Use a pencil and mark where to place the rungs along the sides. Start the first rung 150mm from the end and space the rest equally on the uprights.

Step 2

Drill holes at the marked points.

Top Tip: Place a piece of scrap timber beneath the wood you are drilling into to avoid the drill going into your work surface.

Step 3

Start the screws in the pre-drilled pilot holes and then screw the rungs into place. Turn one side over and line up the rungs.

Step 4

Make use of a spacer beneath the rung to make sure it sits at the correct height.

Step 5

Start at one end of your ladder and make your way upward. Use wood glue on the mating surfaces as well as screws to ensure a solid bond. Repeat the process for each rung.

Step 6

Once all the rungs are attached, sand the ladder to add more texture to the wood and also to smooth any rough or sharp corners.

Step 7

Stain the ladder in a colour of your choice.

Step 8

Once the stain is dry, apply chalk paint to one end. Use masking tape to section off the side of the ladder you want painted.

Step 9

Finally, once the paint is dry you can use sand paper to give the ladder a rustic, earthy look or simply leave it as is.

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