Collect Your Materials
Make your shopping list and gather materials. I went to my nearby Lowe's but you should be able to find these supplies at most hardware stores, home centers and even your scrap pile.
This project needs:
- (1) 10'x 10' shelf board
- (4) 42' deck baluster (railing) boards
- (2) 1'x 42' dowel rods
- (2) Gate Hinges
- (12) 2.5' Wood Screws
Confused about lumber dimensions? Make sense of lumber dimensions with our cheat sheet here.
Watch For Miters
When shopping, try to find baluster boards that have one end already mitered at a 45-degree angle. This will make it easier to balance the ladders on the level ground in your home. Are you a measuring novice? Learn how the pros use tape measure here.