Industrial Chic Display Ladder - DIY

3 Materials
$15
45 Minutes
Easy
Storage and display ladders are all the rage at the moment but they can be pricey. So we decided to make our own and combine functional storage with a little industrial chic for a unique take on this latest craze.
To make your own all you need is 2 thick bits of pallet wood at least a 40" long. (If you can’t find pallets you can also use a 2″x 4 ”). You'll also want to grab some galvanized standpipes and round caps at the local hardware store
We eye balled where we wanted the rungs to go on the pallets and then marked the center point. We placed the two pallets on top of each other in a vice and used a number 22 spade bit to drill holes all the way through both pallets where we'd made the marks.
After lightly sanding the pallets to remove the splinters we sealed them with a wine resistant varnish. I kid you not, this varnish is water, oil and wine resistant. Don't you just love it, lol!!
Anyways, you can use whatever stain you have lying around or you can paint the pallet bits. It's entirely up to you. When the varnish/paint/"whatever you decided to use" is dry, simply insert the galvanized pipes and then screw on the galvanized cap rounds.
The galvanized pipes make the ladder strong enough for throws, blankets and even plants. Happy Hometalking everyone, come visits us on the blog for some more quick and easy DIY.

Suggested materials:

  • Galvanized Standpipes   (Local Hardware Store)
  • Galvanized Round Caps   (Local Hardware Store)
  • Pallets   (Our growing stockpile)

Michelle Leslie
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  • Jacks Beta Jacks Beta on Jul 11, 2016
    What did you use to keep the ladder from collapsing inward? or are the pipes wedged in so it will not collapse?

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