Thursday, October 1, 2015

Ladder blanket racks

These are the finished products, 3 blanket or towel racks for my friend. 
Last time I showed you a pile of lumber I had brought home. These are 2x4's and 2x6's.  I have gone back to school so I am sorry about the long time between building and blogging.
After cutting the boards, I drilled pocket screw holes in the middle boards and gave everything a good sanding. 
Here they are assembled. The ladder rungs are tilted to try and dissuade the kids from climbing. 
After the first coat of stain, they started looking pretty good. 
I don't know why gloves always split on me when staining, they just never hold up. 
Most projects leave my hands looking like a crime scene. Lol 
I got the building plans from Shanty 2 Chic. I like how they give you step by step instructions.  They have a ton of fun projects! I tried to post the link but I couldn't get it to come over. If you google shanty 2 chic blanket ladder rack, it will take you right to it. 

Here they are done after the second coat of stain and two coats of clear poly.  I enjoyed making them, building projects is my favorite. I would do it full-time if I had a better back. 

Have a great day! 
Love, Lori