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Rockler 8 Foot Classic Rolling Library Ladder Kit Hardware with 12 Feet of Track, Satin Black

Easy-order package includes all hardware required to build an 8'H ladder with a 12' track—just add wood!

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All of our Rockler ladder hardware has been popular with our customers, but years of experience has shown us that the most popular size is a 12' track (two 6' track segments) with an 8' tall ladder. After all, that's about what most rooms will fit. And that's why we've combined all the necessary hardware for that size ladder together into this kit to make it even easier for you to order. You'll get top-quality hardware, a classic look, smooth-rolling versatility and easy storage—simply lift the ladder and slide it up against the wall to store vertically.

  • Includes all the hardware and fasteners you need to build a 12'W x 8'H ladder.
  • Easy-gliding wheels help you glide the ladder left or right with minimal effort.
  • 4" diameter wheels work well on wood flooring, ceramic tiles, or low pile carpet.
  • Hook bracket assemblies secure the ladder to the horizontal ladder track for no-tip climbing.
  • The ladder can be lifted slightly and moved closer to the wall for storage, or you can lift it completely off the track to store in a closet when not in use.
  • Includes comprehensive instructions and a ladder plan for fast, easy assembly.
  • Simply add your own wood or one of our lumber kits for a customized ladder system.
  • Features the classic look of premium satin black hardware.
(1) Ladder hardware kit, hook style, satin black (#42285)
(1) Track union, satin black (#42122)
(2) Ladder hardware tracks, satin black (#42118)
(2) Track end caps, satin black (#42121)
(6) Track brackets, hook style, vertical mount, satin black (#42120)
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Brand Rockler
Weight 26.1000
4.4 / 5.0
22 Reviews
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Highly recommend!! Needed a setup that would take up minimal storage space while not in use this is by far the best one. Next time I install a library ladder I know exactly where I’m going too. Customer loved it!!!
Best part of this hardware is how you can save space while not in use.
Did a lot of research on ladder hardware and this was by far the best one out there!!
April 27, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
5 Stars
Perfect accessory to my bookshelves. Quality metal parts made a beautiful end product.
February 8, 2020
Woodworking Experience:
We had good results.
Easy to assemble. I always wanted one and this met my expectations and looks good also. We are not even close to being skilled in woodworking.
March 19, 2019
over 3 years ago
Great product
Great product... I feel like the instructions could’ve been a little more helpful for the typical person but not a problem for anyone that has woodworking skills. All the needed pieces to make it sturdy!!
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December 4, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
8 Foot Classic Rolling Library Ladder Kit Hardware
The parts of the kit were well made and in good shape. Since this was the first library ladder that I made, I enjoyed having the manual that explained how to make the ladder and how to install the hardware. That made it must easier to construct. Compared with other sources for this hardware, the price was reasonable.
November 23, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
nice set
I was impressed. The shipping was pretty fast and every thing was in order. The instructions were easy to follow. I elected to stain and finish everything before I assembled it. nice set.
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November 14, 2018
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great product!
March 6, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great Kit , customer loved it!
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September 7, 2017
over 2 years ago
A top notch piece of hardware
Excellent construction
Works smoothly
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In progress
April 14, 2017
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Lovin my ladder
After much research I chose to purchase a Rockler library ladder. I purchased extra pkg with metal steps to save on labor. My carpenter was impressed with product. I love the results. Sometimes I have to pinch myself that I own a rolling ladder- dream come true!
October 27, 2015
over 4 years ago
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Why did you choose this?
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To fit in a library.
John G on May 26, 2020
Rockler reputation and great price with free shipping.
Joe T on Mar 21, 2020
To fit in a library.
John G on May 26, 2020
f<br />Finishing off an office project. Thinking that a nice wooden ladder would be perfect.
Thomas F on May 14, 2020
Rockler reputation and great price with free shipping.
Joe T on Mar 21, 2020
The sale price made it an affordable option for my home library. Otherwise, I would have looked for a lower cost option or created one myself.
Steven E on Jan 20, 2020
Customer Chose
Nikole M on Jan 20, 2020
best deal we have found
Aleksandr N on Jul 5, 2019
karyn k on Jun 24, 2019
For home library
Emily M on May 5, 2019
melissa d on Apr 22, 2019
I need a ladder and this one is the best looking one I found
betty k on Apr 15, 2019
All in one. A complete hardware to build ladder
ricky g on Apr 9, 2019
Competitive pricing
MARGARET B on Mar 31, 2019
Saw it on the lady YouTube channel
larry h on Mar 28, 2019
on slae
randel w on Nov 21, 2018
It was on sale and I have needed it for a long time.
Andrew S on Nov 18, 2018
It came with 12 feet of track.
Emily R on Jul 30, 2018
Best deal available with the addition of 12 feet of track included.
Cecil F on Jul 13, 2018
Looks like a prefect fit for my book shelf project!
Shankar H on Jan 30, 2018
AThere was no other color
Alfredo A on Jan 23, 2018
Will fit my new 9 ft high x 12 Ft wide bookcase
David R on Nov 7, 2017
It's exactly what I need.
Dennis R on Aug 22, 2017
customer like
The perfect accent to custom floor to ceiling book shelves.
Matthew M on Apr 16, 2017
Good Value
Jpc on Jan 3, 2017
Awesome idea for an 8 ft wall of DVD shelves in husband's man cave.
Lori M on Dec 4, 2016
Style, design, features, ease of building kit
Jacob Ramig I on Oct 21, 2016
good value to buy all the parts together
Thomas P on Oct 21, 2016
cuz I've always wanted one.
lily c on Sep 28, 2016
This will work great in my kitchen. I'm a San Francisco firefighter and I have bulit a 10 foot replica of one of our SFFD wooden ladders. It is going to look amazing. <br />Cheers, Sig
Sig W on Apr 21, 2016
Best price and shipped to Canada
Ronda M on May 15, 2015
We love the look of it!
Lowell C E on May 14, 2015
f<br />Finishing off an office project. Thinking that a nice wooden ladder would be perfect.
Thomas F on May 14, 2020
The sale price made it an affordable option for my home library. Otherwise, I would have looked for a lower cost option or created one myself.
Steven E on Jan 20, 2020
I want hardware for a 9' 8" tall ladder 10 Ft long I will build ladder need all accessories track, wheels brackets etc.
michael K on Feb 12, 2016
How far do the hooks drop in storage mode? I'm considering using the hardware to build a slightly less steep ladder, but not sure what the constraints are.
Rishi G on Nov 4, 2019
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I want to use in a walk in closet that has a 2nd high hanging rod. Has anyone used one in this manner?
Lilys Mom on Dec 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have a 2nd high hanging rod and used a pantry from Home Depot covered with carpet. My husband land it on it's back and covered the doors with carpet. I use the cupboard for storing shoes etc. He cut hand cups in the doors and carpeted the top. Works great.
Can I buy this kit for 9' height ladder? or This kit is only working for 8' height ladder?
Se P on Jun 14, 2017
How much clearance between the base of the shelves and the tip of the bottom of the ladder?
Holly F on Feb 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: That would depend on the length of the ladder, which becomes the hypotenuse of the right triangle formed by the wall of shelves, the ladder itself and the floor between the base of the ladder and the wall of shelves. Using the Pythagorean Theorem you can solve for the distance you seek. The Rockler Ladder Wizard gives dimensions for the 3 ladder variants and the vertical height at which the track is attached to the wall unit. Roughly the distance you're looking for would be: 18.84" for an 8 foot ladder; 21.22" for a 9 foot ladder; and 23.6" for a 10 foot ladder. I 'm not a mathematician, nor do I play one on TV, however, I believe these numbers are fairly accurate. Keep in mind that the top brackets hold the rail off the shelving unit some and so this would increase the distances calculated by whatever that horizontal distance might be.
I am supplying all the wood and hardware materials for a library here in town, I am needing to order two ladders and track sets, however on one of the tracks I have a 90-degreee turn, do you have that available for your track systems?
steve j on Apr 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately we do not have a corner available in our ladder hardware.
What is the diameter of the round rod that the ladder travels on?
PZink on Jun 29, 2018
What is the recommended mount style when installing on a wall instead of inside the bookshelf?
Kayla A on May 19, 2018
Is ladder 8' or is ladder longer for 8' high attachment?
Johns on Nov 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It's just hardware, you build ladder. Adjust step spacing within reason for desired ladder height.
what do you use to cut the track to make it shorter? I only need 8 feet, but this comes with 12.
lily c on Sep 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My handyman uses a metal cutter. However, you can mark the area to cut and bring it to a metal fabricator to cut.
Do the wheels on bottom and top lock?
Beau B on Mar 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: There are no wheels at the top of the ladder, just hooks. The wheels at the bottom of the ladder do not have a locking mechanism. The whole kit went together smoothly and rolls back and forth with hardly any effort. It was a gift for one of my granddaughters. She loves it. For her use, the wheels do not need a locking mechanism and we are totally satisfied with the ladder and rails.
What tye of wood is the ladder wood kit?
Jim C on Apr 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We have purchased several ladder kids from Rockler however we always Supply our own wood. didn't actually realize Rock they're supplied the wood as well as an option, but we always use our own custom wood and finish and only use the Rockler Hardware... Which by the way has worked out wonderfully
I was interested in the rolling library ladder in Zinc however I cant tell by the description if it actually has rolling feet or if you would have to lift it up to roll?
tamara on May 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: As far as I remember you need to purchase the hardware kit separate from the ladder kit.It contains the rollers along with all other nuts and bolts. No liftng of the ladder with tge rollers installed.
Will this go around a corner?
Kristine C on Aug 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, the hardware is designed for sliding on a straight rail.
I need 21 feet of track. Can I get twice the track length and supporting hardware?
Thompson L on Jan 21, 2020
BEST ANSWER: You can buy individual pieces of track and supporting hardware as well as the kit. You can either buy sufficient track to go the entire width and cut off 3' 0" +/- , or stop short using one extra track and have 18' 0" of track centered on width of travel.
Are there locks on the wheels to keep it from rolling while someone is climbing the ladder?
Steve on Nov 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Let me start with saying that I love this ladder. My wife and I have collected tons of books over the years and as soon as we moved into our new home, the first order of business was to finally build our "dream library" ...which of course required the rolling ladder :) The ladder itself does not have wheel locks, but it has never been necessary for my implementation. The ladder glides smoothly from left to right as you'd expect and, while climbing to reach higher shelves, our body weight plants the ladder firmly to the floor. Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving!!

-Happy customer
Would the rollers work on carpet?
kyebo on Aug 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would say yes and probably preferable to hardwoods. They tend to roll too easily on hard surfaces making the ladder feel less stable as you climb it.
The openings in the hook brackets are about 7/8”, the wood ladder side rails are 3/4” . Are they supposed to fit loose on the wood?
Richard A on Sep 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The extra space allows for wood movement (i.e., expansion and contraction) in those climates which experience significant temperature and humidity differences from summer to winter. If you wish you can use washers so that the extra space is not visible.
I’m confused. Do they sell the wood for the ladder as well?
Maria G on Sep 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes but best to call and assemble a quote. There are a lot of pieces.

Good luck!
Can I buy just the wheels, two rollers, rails with brackets and end caps?
Russell B on Nov 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I believe all the components are available separately. I purchased a kit but needed some extra parts to complete my project.
Will the rolling of the ladder damage my hardwood flooring? Will it leave denting in the wood floor?
Jennifer K on Oct 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No. It rolls smoothly on our hardwood floor without any dents or damage. We love our library ladder from Rockler.
I bought the 8' ladder kit (without wood) about a year or so ago. I'm FINALLY at the point where I'm installing the ladder but may need it to be a bit taller. Can I still use the same ladder kit but buy the wood for the 9' ladder? Would that work?
aveit on Aug 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Please contact Rockler Customer Service at 800-279-4441 for additional assistance.
we already have an assembled ladder, but would need the other rail hardware.Can we buy the rail separately?
Marv H on May 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. You should be able to go to their website and purchase individual components.
Do you offer a 7' ladder?
Bonnie N on Jul 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The ladder height can be less than 8'. You just need to divide the steps evenly. I recently built a (just under) 7' ladder in cherry with this hardware. Love it. @sattvawoodworking
Does this lift off the track easily? I need a bracket that will allow me to move the ladder to a different track as needed as I have two tall bookshelves separated by a stone fireplace. Thank you
Niki V on Apr 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It hooks over the rail so moving should be fine
How far (measurement) does ladder protrude from the wall at the bottom on the 8 foot ladder?
bruce on Jan 14, 2020
BEST ANSWER: There is no single answer to this question. The dimension will vary depending on where exactly the bar is attached to the shelves (this will vary since you want to place it at the level that results in the least amount of interference with books on the shelf possible) and where on the ladder side rails you attach the sliding hooks. I adjusted all of these on mine to insure the bottom of the ladders (I made 2 of them - one for each side of the room) just cleared the desk that is in the center of the room when extended. In other words, that dimension is in your control so that you custom fit it to your particular installation. The calculations for all of this is simple geometry. There are a multitude of sites online that allow you to easily calculate the lengths of all 3 sides of a right triangle. Since the floor and the shelves form a 90 degree angle, and you can enter the desired height of the bar on the shelves, entering the desired distance from the shelves to the bottom of the ladder when extended will automatically give you the proper length to cut the ladder rails to accommodate those dimensions. Good Luck and please feel free to get back to me if you would like to discuss further.
Need it to be longer than 12 feet do you sell extensions?
Ben H on Oct 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Library ladder track is sold in 6 foot sections.
I don't have room for 12' of track. Is the length adjustable/similar to adjustable curtain rods?
Brynn on Sep 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The track is provided in 6-foot sections, and can be cut to length with a hacksaw.
Is there such a thing as a ladder that can negotiate a radius?
Elizabeth V on Feb 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: With a hook at the top of each rail, and wheels that are fixed directionally, it’s highly unlikely that it could negotiate even the most gradual radius. However if you’re talking about two walls at a 90 degree angle you can easily lift ladder from one track to the adjacent track. My wifes pantry has tracks on both sides and she has no trouble moving ladder from one side to the other.
Can I get 6 ft more track/hardware?
Mike W on Sep 21, 2018
Rockler 8 Foot Classic Rolling Library Ladder Kit Hardware with 12 Feet of Track, Satin Black
Rockler 8 Foot Classic Rolling Library Ladder Kit Hardware with 12 Feet of Track, Satin Black
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BEST ANSWER: Additional 6 foot track sections are available, see item number 42118. Additional track unions may also be required for your application - item number 42122.
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