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DIY Rolling Library Ladder Tutorial

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February 24, 2020

SHARe

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  1. Amanda this is amazing! I love rolling ladders!

  2. Andrea says:

    This is AMAZING!! What a neat DIY project! Love it!

  3. […] This is such a beautiful + brilliant solution for reaching those top shelves! […]

  4. Kirsten says:

    I love this!! I bought a sliding barn door hardware kit as well for my ladder that I am planning on placing in the living room. We have vaulted ceiling ledges that I am making into a bookcase. I don’t plan to use the ladder (just for looks) and was worried about the ladder angle. Any other tips on making sure the ladder isn’t completely flush with the wall when installing??

    • Amanda says:

      Oh that’s awesome! It will look so good! We literally just held the side pieces up to the wall at the angle we wanted and then drew lines where we wanted the ladder rungs at that angle! The hardware has enough flexibility in it that we were able to place the ladder just a couple of inches out on the bottom. And we marked the holes to drill and attach to the hardware as it was sitting at an angle too. Not very technical, but it worked!!

  5. Jim Holtzman says:

    This is great! We are building a home in Costa Rica at the moment and already designed in a rolling ladder for our pantry (same feeling about library ladders here!). This solves a lot of challenges with the exception of how to make it roll around a track rather than just on a flat track (which may be more technical than I want to go…). One added suggestion would be to rip a header board with a slight angle which would allow you to attach the track with an angle and be able to better control the placement of the ladder feet. Going to have to test that out…

    • Amanda says:

      that’s a great idea! we didn’t need the ladder feet out further since this was such a narrow space, but I agree that would usually be helpful!

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