Step 1: Preparing the Wood
First, use painter’s tape to tape your two 1×3″ boards together in at least 3 spots. This will make it so easy to cut and drill the two pieces exactly the same! Lean them up against the wall at the angle at which you want your ladder – for mine, the bottoms were about 12″ away from the wall. Grab a flat surface (like the sanding block) and use it to make a straight line on the bottom of the boards. This will give the bottom of your ladder a flat surface while it’s leaning at an angle.