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Farmhouse Style Wooden Ladder for Photo Display
Farmhouse Style Wooden Ladder for Photo Display
Farmhouse Style Wooden Ladder for Photo Display
Farmhouse Style Wooden Ladder for Photo Display
Farmhouse Style Wooden Ladder for Photo Display
Farmhouse Style Wooden Ladder for Photo Display
  • Farmhouse Style Wooden Ladder for Photo Display
  • Farmhouse Style Wooden Ladder for Photo Display
  • Farmhouse Style Wooden Ladder for Photo Display
  • Farmhouse Style Wooden Ladder for Photo Display
  • Farmhouse Style Wooden Ladder for Photo Display
  • Farmhouse Style Wooden Ladder for Photo Display

Farmhouse Style Wooden Ladder for Photo Display

This farmhouse style ladder is the perfect size to display seven of your favorite 4 x 6 photos. Using curtain rod clips allows you to change out the photos whenever you like. Or chose to make the ladder bigger to hold larger photos or use it to display linens and blankets.

Steps


Cut the 8’ long 2 x 2 in half crosswise. You now have the two 48” sides (or legs) of the ladder. Cut the dowel rod into 8” pieces for the rungs of the ladder.


Cut the 8’ long 2 x 2 in half crosswise. You now have the two 48” sides (or legs) of the ladder. Cut the dowel rod into 8” pieces for the rungs of the ladder.
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Drill 1/2” deep 1/2” wide evenly spaced holes in one side of each of those two leg pieces. I used a Forstner bit in the RYOBI Drill Press.


Drill 1/2” deep 1/2” wide evenly spaced holes in one side of each of those two leg pieces. I used a Forstner bit in the RYOBI Drill Press.
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Place all of the dowel rods in one leg. Use wood glue and tap into place with a rubber mallet.


Place all of the dowel rods in one leg. Use wood glue and tap into place with a rubber mallet.
×

Lay second leg across ends of dowels and tap into place.


Lay second leg across ends of dowels and tap into place.
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Paint or stain as desired. Once dry, attach the clips and hang photos. I chose to paint my ladder black as I believe the photos will really “pop” against the dark ladder.


Paint or stain as desired. Once dry, attach the clips and hang photos. I chose to paint my ladder black as I believe the  photos will really “pop” against the dark ladder.
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I also made a second larger ladder using 1 x 2” for the legs and a 1” dowel for the rungs.


I also made a second larger ladder using 1 x 2” for the legs and a 1” dowel for the rungs.
×

For this larger ladder, I drilled the holes all the way through the leg pieces. Then I tapped in the dowels until they were flush with the outside of the legs. I did not need to use wood glue since the dowels fit into the holes snugly.


For this larger ladder, I drilled the holes all the way through the leg pieces. Then I tapped in the dowels until they were flush with the outside of the legs. I did not need to use wood glue since the dowels fit into the holes snugly.
×

I am using this larger ladder to hold linens for now. But it could also be used to display larger photos. In fact, I’ll be using it at Christmastime to display photos from Christmas’ past - I might even paint it red!


I am using this larger ladder to hold linens for now. But it could also be used to display larger photos. In fact, I’ll be using it at Christmastime to display photos from Christmas’ past - I might even paint it red!
×

Cut the 8’ long 2 x 2 in half crosswise. You now have the two 48” sides (or legs) of the ladder. Cut the dowel rod into 8” pieces for the rungs of the ladder.


Cut the 8’ long 2 x 2 in half crosswise. You now have the two 48” sides (or legs) of the ladder. Cut the dowel rod into 8” pieces for the rungs of the ladder.
×

Drill 1/2” deep 1/2” wide evenly spaced holes in one side of each of those two leg pieces. I used a Forstner bit in the RYOBI Drill Press.


Drill 1/2” deep 1/2” wide evenly spaced holes in one side of each of those two leg pieces. I used a Forstner bit in the RYOBI Drill Press.
×

Place all of the dowel rods in one leg. Use wood glue and tap into place with a rubber mallet.


Place all of the dowel rods in one leg. Use wood glue and tap into place with a rubber mallet.
×

Lay second leg across ends of dowels and tap into place.


Lay second leg across ends of dowels and tap into place.
×

Paint or stain as desired. Once dry, attach the clips and hang photos. I chose to paint my ladder black as I believe the photos will really “pop” against the dark ladder.


Paint or stain as desired. Once dry, attach the clips and hang photos. I chose to paint my ladder black as I believe the  photos will really “pop” against the dark ladder.
×

I also made a second larger ladder using 1 x 2” for the legs and a 1” dowel for the rungs.


I also made a second larger ladder using 1 x 2” for the legs and a 1” dowel for the rungs.
×

For this larger ladder, I drilled the holes all the way through the leg pieces. Then I tapped in the dowels until they were flush with the outside of the legs. I did not need to use wood glue since the dowels fit into the holes snugly.


For this larger ladder, I drilled the holes all the way through the leg pieces. Then I tapped in the dowels until they were flush with the outside of the legs. I did not need to use wood glue since the dowels fit into the holes snugly.
×

I am using this larger ladder to hold linens for now. But it could also be used to display larger photos. In fact, I’ll be using it at Christmastime to display photos from Christmas’ past - I might even paint it red!


I am using this larger ladder to hold linens for now. But it could also be used to display larger photos. In fact, I’ll be using it at Christmastime to display photos from Christmas’ past - I might even paint it red!
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missamjan
missamjan

Will definitely make this project!

Viv530
Viv530

So Cute! I have been watching for a wooden ladder to do something like this, but haven't been able to find one. Now I can make one! That is if I get the right tools.... ;)

Alinaa
Alinaa

Love this idea with the ladder. My family will just adore it in our Living Room area.

justdeb61
justdeb61

Awesome project! I love how easy it is to change photos. Beats the heck out of picture frames :)

StaffordBrix
StaffordBrix

I love anything Farmhouse Style! This would be great to make as a holiday gift for my sister who loves having all her photos on display. Like that the instructions are pretty thorough.

connsean_113540
connsean_113540

The ease in which you can swap out the photos is my favorite part of this entire project. I can always have something new and fresh to look at. This is indeed a great project!

MyRepurposedLife
MyRepurposedLife

I love your ladders! I should make one for Christmas cards!

gail

Create & Babble
Create & Babble

That a good idea!

someluckydog_41014
someluckydog_41014

Love this project! It will be perfect for our entry.

onebigladybug
onebigladybug

this seems like a very easy peasy project that I could actually attempt as my first one ever!! I'm thinking my youngest daughter would love one of these! thanks for the idea and instructions!!

amones
amones

Nice and easy project! I love how easy it will be to change pictures when ever you want!

shortreba
shortreba

I love this! I think I could actually do it with my limited skills:)

keshakeke
keshakeke

This is such a cute idea! I love it!

cbdesigns
cbdesigns

Ladders are one of my favorite decorating tools/objects. I have one for towels, 2 for plants & am planning on making this adorable photo one! First time I have seen it used for this.. what a great idea!

Create & Babble
Create & Babble

Thank you!

grover959
grover959

Such a cool project idea, thanks for sharing.

dlatany_38644
dlatany_38644

This is neat. Perfect for my home.

Charlotte729
Charlotte729

this is perfect! i've been looking for a ladder. :)

maryw1981_41729
maryw1981_41729

Love this so beautiful and would make it easy to switch out photo's as often as you would like!

carol clark
carol clark

this is pretty neat i love it

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Project Information

Difficulty: Easy
Category: Crafts & Decor

Materials Used:

  • wood glue

  • (2) 1/2" dowel rods

  • 2 x 2 x 48


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