Wooden ladders are using by man and professionals since ancient time. Now a day’s wood step ladder broadly used both inside and outside the home. In this article, I will discuss how to make a wooden step ladder step by step, as you can build your own.
Who doesn’t feel the necessity of a step ladder at home? Recently, I decided to make my own wood step ladder. And now, I’m going to share my experience about how to build a wooden step ladder at home.
To build your own standard wooden step ladder at home, all you have to do is to follow the following steps in order. As it is a DIY project, you don’t need to have any experience in building crafts. In this article, I’ll share my experience and also help you by giving step by step instruction as you can build your own by yourself. Now let’s discuss the required materials you need to build a small wooden ladder.
☛ Wood – Oak, Hickory, Beech, alder etc. are hardwoods and using these woods for your ladder makes your ladder much stronger, stable and durable. On the other hand, spruce, pine, cedar etc. are much more softwoods and should be avoided. The necessity of wood depends on your need. If you want to build a small step ladder you will need less amount of wood.
☛ Carriage bolts – I used M6 carriage bolts. You may also use M8 bolts. Carriage bolt size 55 – 60mm.
☛ Washers – I used an M6 washer. If you use an M8 carriage bolt, you must have to use an M8 washer.
☛ Lock washers – If you use an M6 washer you must have to use an M6 lock washer.
☛ Wood Glue – Any wood glue.
☛ Screws – I used 2.5-inch size screws.
- Cordless drill – Used to drill holes and drive screws.
- Table Saw / Jigsaw – Used to cut the woods in size.
- Drill/ Drill press – To make holes it is not mandatory you have to use a drill press. You can use an electrical power drill. Drill press only used if the bolts really need to be straight.
- Square – For measuring purpose.
- Router – For rounding edges and finishing.
- Sandpaper – Used to smoothen the wood.
- Eye protection – Use safety glass for protection.
- Earmuffs – Use while using noisy power tools.
After arranging all materials and tools you are ready to build your own Wooden ladder. Follow the following instructions step by step:
How to Make a Wooden Step Ladder Step By Step Process:
To be noted:
Wooden step ladders are an isolated ladder. You can use this ladder for electrical work. Before, using your ladder for electrical work make sure your ladder isn’t wet or moist. Remember, moist or wet wood is a good conductor of electricity.
I hope this article will clear your concept on how to make a wooden step ladder. Good luck with your first DIY project.