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You will need approx. 50 ft. of old wooden ladders to make this queen size bed.

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## Step 1: Line Things Up & Measure

Line up your 4 vertical pieces ( 2 for headboard and 2 for foot) making sure the rungs line up. Measure the height u you want the headboard to be and cut 2 pieces of ladder. Repeat w/ foot board.

## Step 2: Vertical Pieces

measure and cut pieces to width (2 for head board & 1 for foot board). This will determine your bed size ;twin, Queen, King, etc. The top cross piece on the headboard and the footboard has two measurements - 1. one of the ladder sides will contiune across the 2 vertical ladder pieces and fasten to them 2. the other side of these same pieces will be cut to sit flush against the vertical ladders they butt up against.

## Step 3: Middle of Headboard

measure and cut this ladder on all 4 ends to sit inside the 2 vertical ladders, making sure the rungs line up w/ the top horizontal ladder. I left a 5" space between the top of this ladder and the bottom of the one above it This maybe optional on a twin bed, but it will add stability to larger size beds.

## Step 4: Extra Support

cut a small spacer piece from an an extra rung to use as attach between the vertical ladders on the sides and the top side of the horizontal top ladders

## Step 5: Side Rails

measure and cut side rails to fit ( this, again will be determined by the size of bed you are making)

## Step 6: Notch Side Rails

cut a notch (half lap) on all 4 ends of side rails , so they will fit against head & foot board. I attached mine to the outside, but these could attach to the inside- just leave more room for that when you first measure out the width of the overall bed.

measure and cut small section of ladder to attach to bottom center of each side rail for added support

## Step 8: Screw It!

Lay all pieces out, making sure rungs line up. Pre drill counter sink holes and run in 3" wood screws. Attach metal bed rails to bed on all 4 corners.

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## 6 Discussions

By far the coolest project I've seen on here because it's something a moron like myself could actually do lol!!! Really cool!!

I love how random this is. I wouldn't ever think of using a ladder when designing my bed. Good job.

This is so cool! I can see someone just duplicating the look, without using old ladders. Very nicely done!