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

Item #
50987
Rating:
88% of 100
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 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

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.


Features:
  • 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.
  • Wood is not included (sold separately).
(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)
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 26.1000
Technical Documents Rockler Ladder System Instructions
Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Cancer & Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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 www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/wood
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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
Purchased
over 2 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
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great product!
March 6, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
A+
Great Kit , customer loved it!
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September 7, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
A top notch piece of hardware
Excellent construction
Works smoothly
In progress
In progress
April 14, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Rockler Ladder Hardware
The hardware was great except for the screws. I purchased a maple ladder from Lowe’s. In assembling the ladder I substituted 3” deck screws in place of the wood screws in the Rockler kit. I also purchased additional track as my span is about 14 feet.
After building this wall system the 8’ lladder made a huge difference in looks and functionality.
After building this wall system the 8’ lladder made a huge difference in looks and functionality.
March 7, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Pleased with final outcome
The major components in the kit are of good, heavy duty quality. I was very pleased with the rod, rod mounts, ladder hooks and casters. The ladder plans are nice, but the angles need to be adjusted for your application. I thought the price was high for what you got, but it was comparable to other systems. So I was pleased with the final outcome, once I got over some issues.

First, the instructions show 3/4 thick side rails, so I planed 4/4 rough sawn cherry down to 3/4 finished. When I test fit the hooks and casters, they were very lose. I measured them and they were wide enough to accommodate 7/8" widths. So I had to use spacers for proper fit. (yea, I should have measured first).

The screws they give you for rod supports are Philips head, soft metal. So when driving into hardwood, even with an oversized pilot hole, the heads strip out; and yes, I had the right Philips bit. Since I was installing on a valance with access to the back, I used 1/4-20 socket head cap screws, washers & nuts to attach rod supports.

The screws for the steps were also poor quality. They are 2-1/2" #12 soft metal. I went to Lowes and got black hardened 2-1/2 cabinet mounting screws. I drilled the pilot holes to the root diameter of the screw, then used Fels-Naphtha soap (cabinet makers trick) to lube the screws. Then assembly went great.

Other than the poor quality screws and sizing issues with the side rails, everything else was good.
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January 10, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
best deal we have found
Aleksandr N on Jul 5, 2019
For home library
Emily M on May 5, 2019
best deal we have found
Aleksandr N on Jul 5, 2019
IT FITS PERFECTLY
karyn k on Jun 24, 2019
For home library
Emily M on May 5, 2019
MASTER CLOSET
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.
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
IT FITS PERFECTLY
karyn k on Jun 24, 2019
MASTER CLOSET
melissa d on Apr 22, 2019
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
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.
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 recommended mount style when installing on a wall instead of inside the bookshelf?
Kayla A on May 19, 2018
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
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.
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 is the diameter of the round rod that the ladder travels on?
PZink on Jun 29, 2018
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.
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.
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
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
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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.
Can u get the ladder wood in white finish?
Doug W on Aug 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I believe it only comes as raw wood but you could paint it any color.
do sell just the ladder hardware tracks segments? I need one ladder but want to use it in multiple rooms so looking to add hardware track pieces in each room and then move the ladder to each room when needed.
Brad T on Jul 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes they do.
How much weight will library ladders support?
Jackie on Jun 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: im 285lbs and it held me just fine
I can only mount the sliding rail at 7' 8" high (top shelf height). Can the 8' ladder and J-hooks be shortened to work at that height?
Michael on Apr 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I haven't tried, but I suspect you can shorten the ladder (can't adjust j hooks). The bottom of the ladder is an easy cut of the wood. The top of the ladder where j hooks would be would not be ideal do to the design.
Does this item # 50987 come with the ladder also?
gail m on Mar 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, 50987 does not include the wood
Looking for just the cherry side rails 9' need 90" have all hardware need new rails pre drilled and routed for treads and top dowel ?
Kbreeze on Mar 7, 2018