Super Easy but a Little Tricky Ladder Table Plans
A simple table reminicent of a small painter's ladder can work as a bedside table or a side table. This is a great project to use up your scraps.
2 – 1×3 Boards
1 – 1×2 Boards
1 1/4″ Screws
Work on a clean level surface
Take a square after each step
Use wood glue
Countersink all screws with a countersink bit (or use Pocket Hole Technology)
Be safe, use necessary safety equipment
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4 – 1×2 @ 10 1/2″ (Top and Bottom Shelf Supports)
3 – 1×2 @ 5″ (Top Shelf Supports)
2 – 1×2 @ 9″ (Bottom Shelf Supports)
3 – 1×3 @ 14″ (Top Shelf Boards)
5 – 1×3 @ 10 1/2″ (Bottom Shelf Boards)
2 – 1×3 @ 21″ (Back Legs, ends cut at 5 degrees off square, end parallel)
2 – 1×3 @ 22 1/4″ (Front Legs, ends cut at 20 degrees off square, ends parrallel)
Build the top shelf supports as shown above using the 1×2 @ 10 1/2″ and the 1×2 @ 5″. Screw together using 2″ screws and glue.
Using the 1×3 boards 14″ long, fasten through the supports into the underside of the shelf boards as shown above. Use 2″ screws and glue.
Just like the top shelf, put the bottom shelf support together as shown above. Use glue and 2″ screws.
As you did the top shelf, screw thought the supports into the underside of the shelf boards using 2″ screws and glue. Use the diagram above to guide you.
Cut your legs first, the back legs are 21″ long and both ends are cut at 5 degrees off square, ends parallel. The front legs are 22 1/4″ long and are cut at 20 degrees off square, ends are parallel. Begin by resting the top on it’s top, upside down. Position the legs as shown above to the sides of the top supports and screw in place with 1 1/4″ screws and glue. Then use a square to mark the legs at a 90 degree angle 12 3/4″ from the top of the stool. This is where the top of the bottom shelf will sit. Attach the bottom shelf, apron ends to the front, open ends to the sides. Use 2″ screws and glue.