How to Make DIY Storage Ladder – Clean and Scentsible


A unique storage will be an interesting addition to your home. Not only can it decorate a certain spot at your home, it can also perform useful marvelous functions. If you want to make one, considering making storage ladder. It seems to be complicated but actually it doesn’t! Just prepare some quality wood, basic tools, and some time to construct it and you will be good to start.


  • Sliding Bevel
  • Screwdriver
  • Combination square
  • Drill
  • Hammer
  • Level
  • Plane
  • Screws
  • Sand paper
  • Wood glue
  • Drill bits
  • Countersink bits
  • Wood from European Waney Edge Oak with the following measurements:
  • Legs (1”x 4”x 80”)
  • Shelves (1”x 7”x 20”, 1”x 9”x 20”, 1”x11”x20”, 1”x13”x20”)
  • Shelf supports (1″x1″x6″, 1″x 1″x8”, 1″x1″x10″, 1″x12″x20″)

The Steps:

  • Decide the angle of the unit of the shelf. To do this, lean one leg against the wall. To make the angle for the bottom part, slide a sliding bevel onto the floor and then lock it. The angle will also be the shelves’ angle.

  • Get your measured leg and copy the mark to the other leg. After that, cut it so they will be at the same length.

  • Determine at which spot at your home you will place the ladder to know the spacing and uniformity.

  • Work on the shelf support length. Place the legs on the wall and make it be underneath the marked lines for the shelves. Measure the distance between the front leg and the wall to find out the length and copy the measurement to the wood.

  • Before screwing the shelf support, pre-drill holes on it. To avoid the wood splitting, use countersink bits to the hole. Then, fix the shelf on the supports by drilling and countersinking the holes through the bottom where the screws are located. Add some glue and screw them.

  • Decide the size of the ladder shelf. Let’s say we are giving a bit room to the ladder of 25mm. What you need to do next is to measure the bottom shelf and add 25mm more for the overlap.

  • Form the bottom shelf by joining two shelves. Start this step by smoothing the edge of the shelf. Then, fill it with wood glue, screw two scraps, and clamp them to get the woods closer and tighter. Sand it off to get smooth joint.

  • Next, install the shelves to the unit. Place the shelves into places and secure them with screw and wood glue. Make sure they are level.

  • To avoid the ladder shelves sliding off, add an angle bracket right under the shelf. To add the bracket, make a mark on the wall in advance. Then, move the ladder away and screw the bracket to the wall. Put the ladder back in the place and screw the bracket to the top shelf.

  • Your ladder storage is now ready to use. You can either give it a finish of coating or let it be unfinished.


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