Home and lifestyle expert Kelly Edwards is showing you how to make your own storage ladder.


  • (2) 8ft 2 x 4’s
  • (1) 8ft 2 x 6
  • (16) 2 ½ inch wood screws
  • Drill/Drill Bit
  • Chopsaw
  • Sanding block or orbital sander
  • Stain
  • Rags
  • Blankets
  • Screw Hooks
  • Wire basket
  • Tape Measure

DIY Storage Ladder - Home & Family


1. Cut (2) 2 x 4’s to 60”

2. Cut (1) 2 x 6 into (4) 17” pieces

3. Measure and mark where you would like the (4) 2x6 shelves to be placed

4. Pre-drill where your screws will be going through the 2x4’s (Tip: If you want to hide the screws and don’t have a countersink bit, you can use the end of the drill to widen the pre-drilled hole. This lets the screw lay flush inside of the wood.)

5. Screw the (4) 2x6 shelves on equal sides of the (2) 2x4’s, creating a ladder effect.

6. Stain the entire ladder. Leaving the stain on longer creates a deeper color, but you can leave on for as long as you desire. (Tip: Stain a small piece of scrap wood first to help you decide what color you want on your ladder)

7. Wipe off excess stain

8. Sand the edges to give it a rustic look.

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