DIY Branch Ladder
What you will need:
- Long branches, the height of your ladder (approximately 7.62cm – 8.89cm round)
- Shorter branches for the rungs (approximately 3.81cm – 5.08cm round)
- 1” (2.54cm) hole saw
- 1” (2.54cm) forstner drill bit
- Miter saw
- Craft Knife
- Before starting work, make sure to thoroughly clean your branches. Use the craft knife (or a pocket knife) to scrape off the bark and smooth them out. If you prefer, you can leave the bark for a rougher look.
- If you opted to remove the bark, use the sander to smooth out the wood.
- Cut all of your rungs so they are nice and straight.
- Clamp one of your branches to a stable surface and centre the 1” (2.54cm) hole saw on the end and drill ¾” (1.9cm) deep.
- Chip away the wood on the outside of the hole you just made.
- Now use your forstner drill bit and drill holes along each side of your long branches, making sure to line them up so the rungs are level.
- Fill the holes with a little wood glue and attach the rungs.
- Let the glue dry and there you go!