DIY Blanket Ladder

blanket ladder

You’ve heard of a blanket ladder, right? While they’re currently all the rage in the interior design world, we were skeptical until we built our own. It’s the perfect place to stylishly stash your blankets this winter. Follow along with these simple instructions to make your own!

blanket ladder


  • (2) 2” x 2” x 8’ furring strips
  • (2) 7/8” x 48” round wooden dowels
  • Wood glue
  • 180 grit sanding block
  • Wood conditioner
  • Sample jar of paint in your favorite hue


  • Chop saw (or miter saw)
  • Furniture clamps
  • Power drill
  • 7/8” paddle drill bit
  • Painting supplies



CUT each furring strip to 80” in length. Set your chop saw at 15, then cut the bottom of each strip (this will result in a 75 degree cut).


CUT two 17” sections from the first dowel, then repeat on the second dowel, for a total of four (4) 17” dowels.


SET the two side rails on the ground, with each rail rotated outward so that the inside of the side rail (where the holes will go) is facing up.


CLAMP the two side rails tightly together using furniture clamps.


MARK where the holes for the rungs will go. Starting at the top, mark at 14” down in the center of each side rail, then again at 28”, 42”, and 56” from the top. Once leaned against the wall, this will place your bottom rung at approximately 24” from the ground.

blanket ladder

What do you think? Are you ready to build you own!? If you do, we want to see! Be sure to use the hashtag #SOnesty!

We shared this article with you in our Fall/Winter 2020 Issue of NEST Magazine. To view the full issue, click here.

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2 Responses to “DIY Blanket Ladder”

  • Tommy

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