Ade clothes chaos – together with HOWOGE we declare war on disorder! With a DIY clothes ladder for the wall, it is easy to create order – and also keep it.
Create order in the chaos of clothes
Everyone knows it and everyone has it: the well-known “clothes chair”, on which mountains of once-worn clothes pile up and which grows a little bit every evening. The clothes are not yet ready for the laundry, but also not clean enough to go back to the closet. That’s why it lands on the Chair, where, after a short time, it really competes with the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Who can keep track of it?
For the tenant magazine “rent each other” of the Berlin housing association HOWOGE I have therefore created instructions for the new edition on how you can easily create order here: With a self-made clothes ladder for the wall. The individual rungs offer space to carefully hang up shirts, pants, etc. that have already been worn and ensure that I always have an overview of my clothing. In addition, storage on the wall is a space-saving storage option and therefore also ideal for small rooms. In my bedroom, the clothes ladder is the perfect addition to mine DIY wardrobethat I also built myself.
But do you already know HOWOGE? The HOWOGE is one of the largest landlords in Germany. Criteria such as innovative living concepts or sustainable development of the portfolio are particularly important to her. As the demand for apartments in Berlin continues to increase, HOWOGE is constantly expanding its portfolio of apartments. I regularly develop DIY ideas for HOWOGE’s tenant magazine “mieteinen” and give tips on everything to do with furnishing and living.
The magazine is not only available to HOWOGE tenants, but also online as a PDF for everyone. HERE you will find the current issue.
But back to the clothes ladder! Do you want to know how you can build the project? Then scroll down, there you will find the detailed instructions.
Instructions build clothes ladder yourself
+ 5-6 logs with a diameter of approx. 3-4 cm in a length of approx. 40 cm
+ 2 logs with a diameter of approx. 3-4 cm and a length of approx. 10 cm made of natural or synthetic fiber
+ 2 8-point hanger bolts and corresponding dowels for the wall
+ Drill with wood drill
+ Kraft or hot glue
+ Pencil, ruler and scissors
+ possibly transparent rubber band (e.g. in the form of a silicone hair elastic)
Tip: You can have the logs cut to the appropriate length at the hardware store.
The choice of rope depends on the desired load capacity. The cotton rope in the picture can withstand a load of approx. 10 kg, for example. If the clothes ladder should later carry a greater weight, then it is advisable to use a thicker rope or a rope made of a more stable synthetic fiber.
Prepare wall hooks
In order to be able to attach the ladder to the wall at a certain distance later, corresponding wall hooks are required. You can easily make these yourself out of the two short logs: The woods are provided with a hole in the middle using the 8-piece wood drill. The 8 hanger bolts are then fastened in the hole with the aid of the hot melt or hot glue. Alternatively, the screws can also be fixed in the wood using screw nuts, but the variant with the adhesive also holds.
Prepare ladder rungs
In order for the longer logs to become rungs for the ladder, they have to be provided with holes at both ends that are so large that the rope can be threaded through them.
Tip: So that the wood does not tear out on the underside during the drilling process, it is advisable to clamp the wooden stick on an old piece of wood using a clamp.
Put the ladder together
Depending on the desired length of the ladder, two pieces of the rope are cut to size. The individual rungs are then threaded on. So that the rungs remain in place, the rope is knotted once before and after threading.
The rope protruding below can be twisted into a decorative tassel with scissors.
Attach the ladder to the wall
The wall hooks are fastened in the wall at a suitable distance from each other using the dowels. The upper ends of the rope are knotted into simple loops that are attached to the wall hooks. To prevent the loops from slipping, simple rubbers can be attached to the ends of the wall hooks. In the example, transparent silicone hair ties were used, which remain almost invisible.
Finished! What do you say about the result? I am definitely quite satisfied with my new DIY clothes ladder and hope that I can finally get things in order in the future.
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