How to make a rope ladder

Build a rope ladder yourself - this is how it works

Building a rope ladder yourself is quite easy. This can then, for example, serve as access for a tree house or simply as a climbing object for your offspring. We have a handy guide for you here.

Build rope ladder yourself with wooden rungs

For a 2 m long rope ladder you need: 6 m solid rope with a diameter of approx. 8 mm, approx. 1.5 m sturdy round wood with a diameter of 20 mm and 2 snap hooks.

  1. First saw the logs to a length of 25 cm and cut the rope into two parts of the same length.
  2. Now drill holes in the wood on the right and left.
  3. These should be exactly aligned with each other so that the ladder will be straight later. So measure out exactly and draw the holes.
  4. The holes have to be slightly larger than the diameter of the rope so that you can do this later.
  5. If there are sharp edges when sawing, sand them smooth with a little sandpaper.
  6. Make a double knot at the end of each rope and pull up the first rung of the ladder.
  7. The distance between the rungs should be between 30 and 35 cm.
  8. Tie a knot again over the rung for good stability.
  9. Now measure the distance for the next rung, make the knots and pull out the next round timber.
  10. Make sure that the nodes are always at the same height on both sides so that your ladder does not get crooked.
  11. Then tie the end of the rope ladder with the snap hook.
  12. Be sure to test the stability of the homemade rope ladder before letting your children play with it.

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