With recent fluctuating temps, light layers are the key to staying comfortable. Outdoors and well as in. To neatly store extra blankets, I built a leaning ladder for our bedroom.
To get started, I used two 3/4 by 2 3/4 inch by six-foot long poplar boards and two 4 foot long 1 inch dowels. Before cutting, I measured and marked the boards for four rungs. Mine are spaced 15 inches apart, starting from the bottom.
Using a Forstner bit, drilling the holes was quick and easy.
After drilling all holes and cutting the dowels, I used 220 grit paper to sand each piece before assembly.
Honestly, sanding almost took more time than all the other steps combined. Attaching everything was simple. Working on the garage floor, I squeezed a liberal amount of Gorilla wood glue in the four holes of one board as well as the dowel ends.
That was easy, but inserting the second side was a bit trickier. Another set of hands would have been really helpful, to line the glued dowels up with the other board. To keep everything tight while the glue dried, I placed a clamp at each rung.
Twenty-four hours later, I pulled the clamps off and lightly sanded the extra glue off.
The two foot wide rungs are perfect for king sized blankets.
I might make a second for the basement to store guest bedding. Much easier and cuter way to store blankets than a stack on a chair.