How to Make  a Blanket Ladder

Crafting your very own DIY blanket ladder is extremely budget-friendly. This easy step-by-step tutorial shows how I created a blanket ladder for my guest bedroom.

Let’s get started!

Step-by-Step DIY Blanket Ladder Tutorial

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Determine the blanket ladder measurements.


Use a measuring tape and mark the measurements of the pine wood with a pencil so you know where to cut when ready. 

Make the cuts.


Cut the marked pieces of pine wood for the blanket ladder. Take the miter saw or circular saw and safely and precisely cut along the pencil lines.

Position and mark the wood piece


Position and assemble the wooden blanket ladder pieces on a flat surface so you can see how the wooden ladder will look when complete. 

Add wood glue.


Grab your wood glue and add some wood glue to the end of the rung to hold the ladder together.

Drill the nails into the wood.


Gather your screws and begin to drill the screws into the wood, starting with the first rung at the top. 

Sand the ladder.


Sanding will remove imperfections, create a smoother finish, and allow the stain to adhere more easily.

Apply stain to the ladder.


Use a paintbrush to apply the stain to the pine wood. I chose a darker wood stain color to make it look more rustic.

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