It’s just me popping on to give you the low down on my super easy rustic ladder for under 7 bucks. SEVEN BUCKS.
When we sell these to clients, we use a bit more of a beefier wood ( 2×4’s ), but I kind of like the more sleek modern look of 2×2’s. Not only that, they’re dirt cheap. You can buy 3 2×2’s needed for this project for 2.50 each
I think in this day & age where everything is sky rocketing in price, we should all be able to make our own goodies. Glen and I only started building in 2012 to pay our bills. We lived in the oil fields in Saskatchewan, Canada and we couldn’t afford to live in our trailer ( it was 1500 for a trailer.. insane ) So we started to build pallet coffee tables. Flash forward four years later and now we have a bit of an “empire”. All because we learned how to do something with our hands and you can too!
How To Build An Easy Rustic Ladder For Under 7 Dollars
You will need:
-Ten 2″ Screws
-Stain or Paint of your choice
If you do not own a table saw, you can get the cuts at your nearest hardware store. We own our own tools.
Dimensions to cut Wood:
Two Sides: 5′ or 60″
Five Rungs: 16″
Remember to measure twice or three times and cut once. Measuring is the most important part in any project. I’ve learned to slow down my busy self and make sure that my measurements are perfect prior to cutting. Also, always take into account the saw blade, you can always cut twice if needed, but if you cut too much off, you can’t put the wood back together.
Now that you’ve made your cuts, lay your sides and rungs onto a flat surface. Our surface is kind of pitiful, but it’s all we have as we have as we have a lot of projects on the go right now.
Next, You want to measure 5″ from the top of your ladder and the bottom of your ladder for your first two rungs. Measure both sides and mark on your ladder.
Once you’ve built one ladder, they are a pretty easy build. Now that you’ve screwed your top and bottom run on, you want to measure the distance between the first and second rung to gage where your middle rung will go.
Mark your measurements and put your rung smack dab in the middle.
You want to do the same thing for the two last rungs. Measure the distance between the 1st and middle rung to gage where the second rung will go.
and… you built your first ladder! Woohoo, lets have a party!
Next step is to do another mini sand & stain. I picked an Early American / Jacobean mix for my ladder.
Once you’re done staining, give a good wipe down and let air dry. You can bring it into your home without varnishing it, but I like to always varnish every piece we build. It gives it a finished look and it protects your home from the stain bleeding onto anything.
Here’s our finished 7 dollar ladder!
See how pretty this easy rustic ladder is? For only 7 dollars it sure has massive impact!
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