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vintage wedding DIY 5

If you are planning a vintage-style wedding, a ladder could be a great addition to your wedding decor.  You could hang escort cards or flowers from it, or even lay it against a bare wall. Check out these photos I found on Pinterest for some inspiration.


1 3/8” circle drill bit

Power Drill

Compound Miter Saw

One 1 3/8” wooden Dowel

Two 1” x 4” x 6’ wood boards

Tape measure


Ten 2 ½” nails


Measure where you want the rungs of the ladder to go.

I thought every 12 inches looked good.

Start with one end of the board, elevating it off of the ground with bricks or other wood.  Carefully, use your drill bit to create a your circular cut.

Repeat every 12 inches (five holes on each piece of wood)

Next, mark your wooden dowel.  I cut mine every 16 inches. Keep in mind, the ends will be hidden behind the larger pieces of wood.

Place your dowel in the holes of one of the pieces. Put the rungs through the holes of the other 1 x 4

Starting with the first rung, take a nail hammer it straight through the top of the 1 x 4  and into the rung below.  Note: you may want to use your hammer to make sure the wooden dowel is flush with the 1 x 4 before putting the nail in.

Repeat with all other rungs.

And there you go!

Stay tuned for part 2, which will show you how to distress it to make it look vintage!


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