Please note that this ladder is for decorative purposes only. And while that may sound odd, a ladder for decoration, they provide an unobtrusive accent to most rooms. I find ours especially helpful in our tiny bathroom where it doubles as a rack for our bamboo towels! And by using bamboo, you add a natural touch to your home décor as well.
Here’s what you need to make your bamboo ladder:
- 2 bamboo poles, 50mm x 2000mm
- 1 bamboo pole, 30mm x 2000mm
- Natural twine (sisal), 32m
- Steel Wool
- Stanley Knife
- Hot glue gun
Here’s how to make your bamboo ladder:
- Rub bamboo poles with steel wool to remove dirt or any other residue.
- Cut the 30mm pole into 4 lengths: 1x450mm, 2x500mm and 1x550mm. (Secure the bamboo with a clamp and rotate it when sawing to prevent splintering.)
- Form the main frame of the ladder using the 50mm poles. The distance between the poles should be 400mm at the base and 200mm at the top.
- Clamp the poles into place and then mark and position the rungs.
- Mark the position of the first rung at 500mm from the bottom of the frame. Mark the position of the second rung at 400mm from the first and continue on with the third and fourth rung which should also be 400mm apart.
- Use the hot glue gun to attach the rungs.
For more do-it-yourself bamboo projects, visit Green Earth News Bamboo Crafts section!
(Many thanks to Burke’s Backyard for this idea.)