Installing a custom rolling ladder just got easier

New Rockler Ladder Kits Provide All-In-One Hardware Solution

MEDINA, MN (May 28, 2014) - Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has introduced two new Rolling Ladder Hardware Kits to help DIYers streamline the assembly and installation of a rolling library ladder or a rolling utility ladder system. The library ladder style adds an elegant and decorative flair for ladders that will be used in libraries and other interior rooms. The utility ladder is ideal for access to elevated storage areas in garage or shop areas, making it easy to stow items up high and quickly retrieve them when needed. Both Rolling Ladder Hardware Kits contain components to build an eight foot ladder which slides along a twelve foot rail system.

The Ladder Trend: Elevating Function and Style

Rolling ladders are gaining popularity and serve a multitude of purposes in homes, shops, and garage spaces. Rockler Rolling Ladder Hardware Kits give users a head start at building a functional ladder that can be positioned anywhere along the sliding track, allowing the user to climb up and access shelves, storage containers, and other items in areas to expand options for storage and usage of space. The creativity in exactly where and how the ladder system is installed and used is left to the user.

Rolling Library Ladders

Originally designed to help bibliophiles access their many shelves of displayed volumes, library ladders are no longer confined to such a narrow function in the home. As higher ceilings have become more common in modern home construction, homeowners are presented with a wide range of options to utilize the extra vertical space. Rolling library ladders have become a popular choice to provide a means to reach the higher spaces, while also adding a decorative element to the home.

Rolling Utility Ladders

Homeowners are always looking for ways to maximize the utility of their storage space, and a rolling utility ladder system is one of the best ways to do so. Stowing items in garages, basements, and shop spaces can be very efficient with a rolling ladder system and the proper shelving. Items used daily can be stored within reach, while those used less frequently can be tucked away on higher shelves without sacrificing ease of retrieval and the overall organization of the space.


"With these kits, nearly anyone can build their own rolling ladder system," says Steve Krohmer, Rockler's Vice President of Product Marketing. "The Library Ladder and Utility Ladder Hardware Kits contain every piece of hardware needed to get the project done. When coupled with the Ladder Wood Kits that are ready to sand and assemble, completing a ladder system is a pretty simple project."


The Ladder Hardware Kits contain all necessary hardware components to build an eight foot ladder with twelve feet of rolling track. The Library Ladder Kit includes wheels that roll the ladder along the floor, while the Utility Ladder Kit utilizes rubber feet for the ladder base to keep the ladder from moving laterally while in use. Additional hardware is available for ladders taller than eight feet and rolling rails longer than twelve feet. Users can either provide their own wood for the project or choose from pre-cut Oak, Cherry, and Maple Wood Kits made for 8-foot, 9-foot, or 10-foot ladders.


The Library Ladder Hardware Kit (50987) retails for $635.55, and the Utility Ladder Hardware Kit (52636) retails for $533.88. The Pre-cut Ladder Wood Kits retail from $259.99 to $319.99, depending on length and species. All can be purchased at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware stores nationwide, Rockler independent resellers,, or from the Rockler catalog.


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