This tutorial of how to build a living room blanket ladder diy project is frugal to make and simple as pie. It is a great way to keep a warm blanket close by the couch in easy arms reach.
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If you love to snuggle with blankets during the cold weather, you will certainly need to own a blanket ladder as it presents an attractive way to show them off.
Here are the supplies you need to get started:
– Pine boards
– Screws and stain
– Pocket hole screws
Follow these steps below to get started:
– Cut the 2 x 6 board into 4 pieces (17-inch each) and cut the 2 x 4 board down to 5-inch long
– Drill holes through the 2 x 4’s for the 2-½ inch pocket hole screws. Note that you can also make use of recessed screws.
– Before you glue the holes over the screws, ensure to make short wooden dowels, then let them dry after cutting them flush.
– At every 12” along the length of the ladder, ensure to attach the 2 x 6 pieces to one of the 2 x 4 pieces.
– While the rest of the pieces are spaced 12” apart, the top 2 x 6 piece should be 3” away from the top of the 2 x 4.
– Sand the edges lightly after attaching the other 2 x 4 side in the same manner.
– Get set for staining. You can use the Minwax Dark Walnut 2716 wood finishing stain if you want to have a dark brown, antique finish.
– Apply the first coat of stain and let dry for 15 minutes. Then use a clean dry rag to wipe it off.
– Apply the second coat of stain and then let dry for 2-3 days.
– Ensure to use a clean rag to wipe it down again after it is completely dried.
– Then sand to achieve that desired, distressed look.
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