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Front shot of a hanging blanket ladder
Fill a blank wall with a blanket display, courtesy of this clever D.I.Y. storage solution.

Step-by-step guide to making D.I.Y. ladder storage

Follow this guide to make a beautiful wall hanging for blanket storage and display. Round timber dowel and rope combine to create functional and chic storage.

Safety tip: Always wear the appropriate safety equipment (safety glasses, ear muffs and a mask, for example) and always follow the instructions for the product or equipment.

Step 1: Cut and drill dowel

Cut dowel to 800mm lengths using a handsaw. Measure 50mm in from the ends, clamp firmly to your workbench and drill through using a 10mm bit. Sand cut edges and breakout from the holes, then apply wax and allow to dry. 

Side shot of a hanging blanket ladder

Step 2: Thread and secure rope

Hang rope over a wall hook and thread through dowel holes, spacing each rung about 300mm apart and holding in place using cable ties. Remove from the wall and clamp dowel to your workbench again, to tap 19mm panel pins through the dowel and rope using a small hammer.

Step 3: Create tasselled ends

Snip off the cable ties, form knots in the rope under the bottom rung, trim the rope and fray to form decorative tassels.

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Photo Credit: Reuben Looi.

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.