Fix an Old Wooden Ladder for Less Than $10

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Step 1: Attach 2 Cables Diagonally With Turnbuckles

2 old wooden stepladders came with our house. One is really good, but only 5 ft, the 8 footer is super wobbly!! It has taken me 8 years to finally get around to fixing it!!

This was way faster than replacing all the cross braces for each step!! Maybe I'll replace the bottom one with a 5/16" all thread at some point, but it's very stiff now, no wobbles!!



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    3 years ago

    I have a ladder like this in my garden. I absolutely love the look of old wooden ladders!