Store Locator
Grouped product items
Product Price Qty
9' Oak Vertical Rails for Vintage Library Ladder Steps
9' Oak Vertical Rails for Vintage Library Ladder Steps Item #47004
In stock
$184.99 Each
9' Cherry Vertical Rails for Vintage Library Ladder Steps
9' Cherry Vertical Rails for Vintage Library Ladder Steps Item #46574
In stock
$184.99 Each
9' Maple Vertical Rails for Vintage Library Ladder Steps
9' Maple Vertical Rails for Vintage Library Ladder Steps Item #44778
In stock
$184.99 Each
Ladder hardware sold separately.
There is an additional $100 shipping charge for these items.

Get Expert Advice

Return Policy

9' Vertical Rails for Rockler Vintage Library Ladder Steps

Pre-machined wooden vertical rails for our metal Vintage Ladder Steps (sold separately)—use the Design Wizard to determine which components you need. Build your custom rolling ladder!

Item #
20% of 100

Our pre-machined wooden ladder rails, make building your own rolling library ladder is as easy as 1, 2, 3 — sand, finish, and assemble. Each kit includes two matching vertical rails, which are cut, shaped, bullnosed, and drilled to accept the corresponding cast metal Vintage Library Ladder Steps (#45514 and #49388, sold separately). The tops of the rails are drilled to accept our Classic Rolling Library Ladder hardware (#42285, sold separately). The vertical rails are available in three heights: 8', 9' and 10'; and in three wood species: oak, cherry and maple, all fully machined from clear lumber.


  • All parts are cut, shaped, bullnosed, and drilled
  • Just sand, finish and assemble
  • Hole for top dowel is an 1/8'' pilot hole, which accepts our metal Decorative Ladder Spindle (included with Item #45514, sold separately)
(2) Wooden Vertical Ladder Rails
More Information
Brand Rockler
Tech Spec
  • Wood Species: Oak, Cherry, and Maple
  • Length: 9'
  • Finish: Raw wood/none
  • Compatible Steps: #45514 and #49388, sold separately
  • Number of Steps Required: 8
  • Compatible Hook and Caster Hardware: #42285, sold separately
Discountable Yes
1.0 / 5.0
1 Review
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Very flimsy
November 4, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
Browse 6 questions Browse 6 questions and 15 answers
Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Easier than building own sides
Robert S. B on Jul 2, 2017
Easier than building own sides
Robert S. B on Jul 2, 2017
What is the distance the base of the 9' ladder is from the wall when installed?
Jim K on Sep 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: What is the weight limitations for the ladder
Can this ladder be cut for custom Height?
BEST ANSWER: Of course, within certain constraints. Obviously the top has been cut at an angle and drilled for the hook hardware as well as the cross spindle. Depending on how you intend to use the ladder the cut and drilling may need to be redone if you trim the top. This would also affect the relative position of the last step in relation to the top. A better solution would probably be to cut the bottom, however, then you would need to re-drill the holes for mounting the Rolling Feet if you plan to use them. Again, depending on how much you cut off, you are changing the height of the bottom step. Best situation would be if you can cut off one step worth of height and then re-drill for the Feet.
Would these hold up to use as a ladder to a sleeping loft - being able to climb all the way to the top and over?
pshsp on Nov 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Interesting question. My use was to access the higher shelves in our high end packaged liquor store.
If you mount the top rail at the top edge of the loft, you surely could climb over the top. That my ladder is on rollers, and your choice might be that as well, give me concern about the ladder moving as you climb onto it to leave the loft. For a loft ladder, you might want the ladder to have side rails that extend above the top edge of the loft to have something to hold onto as you exit the ladder to the loft or mount the ladder to step down. I probably wouldn't use this ladder for that purpose. Hope this helps.
how much does this weigh?
holly c on Oct 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I lifted it up. Fully assembled I guess about 25 to 30 lbs. Sturdy but movable.
What material are the steps made of??
Mary T on Mar 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Wood Kits (Approximately $150 - $200) only include the 2 wood sides, not steps.
What is included in this kit?
Seany M on Jul 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This kit includes 2ea. 9 foot side rails in either Red Oak, Cherry or Maple.

If you would like to determine all of the components required for a ladder please click on the Red Banner that says Ladder Design Wizard. This guide will provide you with a complete Bill of Materials based on the information you select.
Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Cancer & Reproductive Harm -

Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. For more information go to