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DIY: ladder



This is a project that's been a long time in the making. I've thought on and off about making this decorative ladder for a while and decided now is the time to give it a try. It's a great way display magazines or hang towels, jackets or scarves.
I should say that I'm no expert-there might be a better way of doing this but here's what I did and what worked for me.

You'll need:
2 large dowels (about 6' long and 1 1/4" wide)
1 smaller dowel (1" wide) that can be cut into 3 x 14" parts
medium drill bit
1" drill bit for making holes
wood glue
measuring tape
paint & brush

I measured the two long dowels into 4 equal parts, which were for me about 17.75" apart. Mark 3 places to drill the holes, making sure to keep them straight along the dowel. Drill starter holes with your smaller drill bit and then using the wide bit, drill about 1/4-1/2" into the dowels for the smaller pieces to rest in. Do that with both large wooden dowels.
Cut your 1" thick dowel into 3 x 14" pieces and using the wood glue, glue to the holes you've made in the larger dowels.
Once everything is dry you can paint and be done!

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