Monday, February 11, 2013
Two 1x2s, measured at the same length. Mine are at approx. 6.5 feet.
Five 1x4s, measured at the same length. Mine are 16 inches.
Line the two 1x2s up, then measure an equadistance on each piece and mark -this will be the place for your 'steps'. For the top, choose whatever distance you want. I wanted the first 'step', or top step to be a little higher, so I didn't care if the distance was the same from the top to that one than it was from that one to the next. Make sense? So for the first step from the top, its 9 inches. Then the next step is 14 inches, and each step after that is 14 inches.
Then secure each 1x4 to the 1x2s at the correct marks you made. Use wood glue and a screw.
Sand. I sanded the heck out of the corners and edges of each piece of wood. First, to make sure there weren't any sharp edges. Second, to make it look a little bit more 'used'.
Finish. Paint and distress. Or just paint. I used Crisp Linen from Glidden to match the top color of the room.
click here). I just hung them using some jute.