DIY Wall or Ladder Potrack for $20

diy wall ladder

DIY Wall or Ladder Potrack for $20

If you have been following along you may know that I am in the process of redecorating my 17-year-old son’s bedroom. It’s sad for me to think that this may be the last time I get to do this.  Since my kids were little it’s something I have done every 1.5-2 years.  I wanted to create something went along with the farmhouse theme of our home but also where pictures could be displayed.

This is the dinky shelf he had before

diy wall ladder

Building the Wall Ladder

I headed to Lowes and picked up 3 pieces of Douglas Fir 1″x4″x8′.  One thing I’ve noticed in my area is that Lowes is more expensive than Home Depot. I always screenshot Home Depots price and have Lowes match it. Lowes matched the price of $4.41.

I first stained this with Minwax Jacobean and then Classic Gray to match the barn doors I made for his closet. I cut two of the pieces to 76″ for the sides and cut the 3rd piece into 20″ sections.  Once everything was cut I laid it on the counter to give me an idea of how I would do the spacing.

diy wall ladder

I had the first rung start 3″ down from the top and used a nail gun to hold it in place for now until I was ready to screw it in.

diy wall ladder

Next I set my rungs to be 12″ apart and using a framing square for my spacing and it helped to ensure that everything lined up as it should. I then nailed in each rung.

diy wall ladder

Then predrilled holes for the screws

diy wall ladder

I also picked up these screws and washers from Lowes.

diy wall ladder

Then spray painted the screws and washers black. Lowes sells black-tip screws, but they were out of the 1.5 inch.

diy wall ladder
diy wall ladder
diy wall ladder
diy wall ladder

Frames are from Amazon:

White

Gray

For this ladder that I have in our family room, I used old barn wood that I found on Craigslist and stained with Minwax Dark Walnut.

diy wall ladder
diy wall ladder

Now for the pot rack.  For this, I used 2″x3″x8′ common wood as it needed to have more substantial weight to it.  Honestly, I wasn’t sure how it would turn out.  If I knew I would love it his much I would have invested in a higher quality wood.  However, I still love it!  The only difference between this and the wall ladders is that I added eye hooks in order to hang items from it.

diy wall ladder
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