So today, we are going to learn how to make a scarf ladder :) I have been wanting one of these FOREVER and what better time than today to make one. I enlisted the help of my husband, who just shakes his head when I come up with stuff like this, and we set off to the local hardware store to get supplies. Yes, I am seriously going to make this scarf ladder TONIGHT, pictures and all, just for this challenge :)
So where were we? Oh…right, driving to the local hardware store to the store to get supplies. You will need 2- 6' 2x4's, 2-4' dowels 1 3/8" for the rungs, wood glue, and a drill bit that looks like this.
|The beautiful sunset as we left|
I decided that I wanted my ladder to be 6' tall so this actually worked out well. I'm going to have 4 rungs at 12" apart and they are going to be 18" across. My husband started off by cutting a 10 degree angle on the bottom of each 2x4.
I then marked where each rung was going to be and my husband drilled a hole about an inch deep centered on our 2x4's. I had marks at 6", 18", 30" and 42".
I didn’t want it to go all the way through because I feel it will have a better hold with the wood glue if there is a pocket for it to sit in.
He then cut 4-18" rungs for me.
After the holes were drilled, I put a generous amount of wood glue in each hole and secured the dowels. At this point, I just left the ladder sit so the glue could dry.
|Husband checking our work :)|
I was going to paint it tonight but I am quickly running out of energy so that's going to be tomorrow's project.
It’s finally ready to come in the house and to be decorated with all my scarves :)
|My poor metal scarf hanger overflowing|
|Pile O' Scarves|
Here is the finished product!!! I hoping to use some leftover paint from other projects to paint it with. This whole project only cost me $22!!! You can certainly use different sizes of wood and customize the ladder any way you would like.
I hope you all loved my tutorial :) I know I did! If you did, please leave a comment as I would love to hear if you’d like to see more of these types of posts.
I can't even begin to imagine what tomorrow's challenge is going to be!!