Create a towel or blanket ladder using bamboo. I made this DIY bamboo ladder for under $10 and three easy steps without screws.
Hey there! How are you today? I’m so excited to say our downstairs bathroom in our Okinawa rental is finally coming together. Today’s DIY bamboo ladder was an easy solution for extra towel storage and to fill up wall space. Oh, and it only cost me 10 buckaroos.
If you are new here, we are a military family stationed overseas so I’m constantly sharing rental decorating ideas and DIYs for small space living.
DIY Bamboo Ladder for under $10
Supplies for DIY ladder:
- Bamboo – 2 x 1 1/2 inch thick rods and a thinner rod
- Twine in a contrasting color
- Zip ties
- (The bamboo rods we found were about 7 feet tall, so my husband cut them down to about 6 ft. )
How to assemble your bamboo ladder:
Step one: Cut the thinner piece into three ladder rungs. Make them short to long so the ladder will taper at the top.
Step 2: Lay out the cut pieces on the floor using a measuring tape for even placement. Secure each side of the rung with two zip ties in a cross pattern.
Step 3: After all of the ladder rungs are secured, trim the zip ties and conceal them by wrapping twine in an “X” pattern. Tie a knot in the back.
It’s perfect for a towel rack! You could also hang magazines or “S” hooks to hold other bathroom supplies.
Isn’t the bamboo awesome? Have you seen bamboo at your local hardware store? One step closer to a finished bathroom!
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