Add a bit of wood glue to each hole and insert the rungs. It helps to place all of the rungs in the holes on one of the large side dowels first and then add the other side dowel. Clamp everything together and allow the glue to dry for several hours. When the piece is set, remove the clamps and apply a couple of coats of paint. We chose matte black for a contemporary look. Allow the blanket ladder to dry completely before loading it up with your favorite throws.
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