1 hour prayer mat ladder

I’ve always had a knack for looking at things differently. Unfortunately my prayer mats I’ve been sitting in a closet for all my life. They are beautiful with the embroidery and the colors. They deserve to be displayed. So I decided to make a traditional blanket ladder but use it to display my prayer mats!!

  • What you need
  • 6ft long 1×3 wood. You can use pine or cedar.
  • Dowels to your desired thickness. I cut mine to 18inches
  • Wood glue
  • Nail gun or nails and hammer
  • Wood filler
  • Stain
  • Wood conditioner
  • P200 Sandpaper
  • Saw (optional)

  1. Cut your wood pieces. I got mine cut at the hardware store to save time
  2. To make sure your ladder stands flush on the floor, cut the bottom of each side on an angle. I cut 7*
  3. Lay out your ladder and determine the space you want between the rungs. I used 16 inch spacing
  4. Apply wood glue and two nails on the side of each towel to secure it
  5. Fill the nail holes with wood filler
  6. Sand your ladder with P220 sandpaper
  7. Apply wood conditioner. This will make your ladder more evenly stained
  8. Apply one to two coats of stain. I use a rag and rub the stain into the wood. I used Early American by mixwax
  9. Find a spot to display this gorgeous ladder and your prayer mats

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