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8' Rolling Library Ladder Hardware Kit, Satin Black
8' Rolling Library Ladder Hardware Kit, Satin Black Item #: 42285
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Step Rod and Cap Nut, Black Finish
Step Rod and Cap Nut, Black Finish Item #: 42130
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Step Bracket Kit (Pack of 14), Black Finish
Step Bracket Kit (Pack of 14), Black Finish Item #: 42128
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Step Brackets (Pair), Black Finish
Step Brackets (Pair), Black Finish Item #: 42124
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Decorative Library Ladder Spindle, Black Finish
Decorative Library Ladder Spindle, Black Finish Item #: 49958
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Rockler Classic Rolling Library Ladder - Ladder Hardware, Satin Black

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Build your own customized rolling ladder system! Safely reach the highest shelves in your library, wine cellar, workshop or other out-of-reach spaces while adding a classic look to your home. You'll find our prices are competitive and the quality of our hardware is unmatched. Detailed plan supplied with hardware kit.

Use our to customize your own ladder system to your application and preference. After selecting your options and features, you will obtain a Bill of Materials that is your guide for ordering.

  • Wood is not included (sold separately).
Ladder Hardware Kit, Hook Style (#42285):
(1) Step Rods with Cap Nuts for every step
(1) Instruction manual
(1) Ladder plan
(2) Hook bracket assemblies
(2) Wheel housing assemblies
All fastening hardware

Step Rod and Cap Nut (#42130):
(1) Rod
(2) Cap Nuts
(4) #10 x 2-1/2 Washer head screws

Step Brackets (#42124 or #42128):
(2) Library ladder step brackets
(14) Library ladder 8' step bracket kit
#6 x 5/8'' Pan head mounting screws

Decorative Ladder Spindle (#49958):
(1) Decorative ladder spindle
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 7.7800
Tech Spec Ladder Hardware Kit, Hook Style (#42285):
  • Library Ladder Hardware Kits include all the hardware and fasteners you need to build a 7-, 8-, or 9-step (8-, 9-, or 10-foot) 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 6' horizontal ladder track (#42118, Sold Separately) for no-tip climbing.
  • The ladder allows you to lift it slightly and move it 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.
  • Includes the classic look of premium satin black hardware.

Step Rod and Cap Nut (#42130):
  • Adding another step to your library ladder? Don't forget to reinforce the step with a Step Rod and Cap Nut! Installs in minutes by drilling two 3/8'' holes and attaching the threaded rod with a pair of threaded cap nuts.
  • Durable steel construction.
  • Prevents steps and ladder from bowing.
  • Threaded rod installs in minutes with threaded inserts.

Step Brackets (#42124 or #42128):
  • Add a decorative accent to your library ladder steps with Step Brackets! For decorative purposes only.
  • Premium satin black hardware.
  • Sets up in minutes.

Decorative Ladder Spindle (#49958):
  • Satin Black Library Ladder Spindle can be used to add a nice crowning touch to the top of your ladder (not to be used as a step).
  • Wood Kits include a top dowel hole (1/8" pilot hole) which gives you the option of using this decorative aluminum spindle in place of the wooden dowel that is supplied.
  • 1/8" Diameter at center, 16-3/8" long.
  • Fits in 7/16" holes.

Technical Documents
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Modified an old ladder for a antique look, adapted the Rockler ladder hardware to the ladder. It turned out great and the hardware functions perfectly
January 2, 2017
over 2 years ago
Good product
I like this system because you can easily move the ladder in to the vertical position and out of the way or you can take it off completely. It rolls easily and is simple to install. The website assist is amazing!!
February 22, 2016
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great Ladder
This is a great product.
August 13, 2015
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
library ladder kit
I just completed the assembly of the ladder. Most of the hardware was sturdy and well made. The one glaring exception was the 2 1/2 washer head screws (# 13 in the parts list) that attach the steps to the ladder railings. The phillips head was too soft and weak to penetrate the oak even with pilot holes drilled into the railings and steps. So I used deck screws with T25 star drive heads to replace the #13 screws provided.
October 15, 2018
Handle with care
The hardware itself is nicely made and a good value, the handling however is another matter. My hardware order was dumped in a box with zero packing material so the items rubbed together ripping though the plastic bags they were in and arrived dented and scratched. I had to repaint several items to use them.
May 10, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
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My kitchen cabinets are 9 feet tall and I need a way to reach them.
Carol C on Aug 16, 2018
Alot less expensive to build yourself, then have custom built, or buy pre built. Used these kits before and they are top qaulity
Timothy S on Mar 24, 2017
My kitchen cabinets are 9 feet tall and I need a way to reach them.
Carol C on Aug 16, 2018
I like
Alot less expensive to build yourself, then have custom built, or buy pre built. Used these kits before and they are top qaulity
Timothy S on Mar 24, 2017
It was part of the kit
Lisa M on Jan 27, 2017
Your wizard recommended this
steve s on Nov 25, 2016
Style, design, features, ease of building kit
Jacob Ramig I on Oct 21, 2016
Claude H on Jan 22, 2016
ladder for the mezzanine in children's bedroom
Indu D on Jul 30, 2015
This is what my client wanted.
Joshua S on Apr 27, 2015
I like
It was part of the kit
Lisa M on Jan 27, 2017
what are the dimensions of the wheels? And what is the outside to outside dimensions of the ladder, including wheels?
Dianne S on Oct 25, 2016
Rockler Classic Rolling Library Ladder - Ladder Hardware, Satin Black
Rockler Classic Rolling Library Ladder - Ladder Hardware, Satin Black
Rockler 10
Rockler 10" Classic Rolling Library Ladder - Wood Kits
Can this ladder be safely placed against the wall while it's not being in used? I'm concerned about the angle of the ladder impeding into the living space when it's not in used.
Kelly K on Apr 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can. One of the great design features of this system
Can I purchase the two hooks for the top of the ladder and the two wheels only? I already have my ladder and do not need the entire kit.
Mandy Y on May 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We have a kit that contains the hooks and wheels along with step rods and ladder assembly hardware available.
black finish item#42285
nickel finish item #48192
What is the brackets that connect the rolling ladder to the rods called? Are these brackets sold separately? Thank you. J
Joann W on Jun 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If you're asking about the two hooks that connect the ladder to the horizontal track, they're included the ladder hardware kit. They're cleverly designed, as they're able to slide up and down, allowing you to use the ladder at a 12 degree angle out from the wall, or stow it vertically, both while properly hooked over the track.
What does this look like in the Stored position? How close is it to the wall?
Debbie S on Nov 29, 2016
I have installed one of these ladders for a client. The bottom of the ladder was about 12" from the wall.
I would suggest to add the piece that stops the ladder from moving when you stand on it. This piece does not come with ladder. Aubin
I already have a 9' ladder and I would like to build a rolling library ladder similar to your classic library ladder featured on this site. What parts will I need to do this myself? I know I need the rod, the casters and the hardware that connects the ladder to the rod itself, and is there anything else? Please include the part numbers and prices in your response.
Joann W on May 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 42285 Ladder kit (wheels and hooks)
422118 Ladder track 6’
42120 Vertical Mount track bracket
45505 Horizontal mount track bracket
42122 Track union
42121 Track end caps
9 ft ladder need to be 107” long
Height to center of track needs to be 104-7/8
do you offer a roll top versus the hook slides?
A shopper on May 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, this style is only available with the hook style top fixtures.
What are the measurements of the vertical brackets for the utility ladder? I want to ensure we have enough space between the upper cabinet doors and ceiling to mount these properly
Rich S on Nov 16, 2015
I will want to move the ladder from one rail to another; does the hook bracket allow the ladder to be lifted and moved?
woodsartist on Nov 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, we have used this setup for a library. You can take the ladder off one wall and move it to the next very easily! It is a bit heavy though.
would this still work if i made it to fit a 6' ladder?
Ben W on Jul 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The hardware is designed for the ladder shown in book. You would just need to try to match your ladder to those dimensions height shouldn’t Matter
What is the weight capacity of the wheels?
Carl T on Dec 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I built my own ladder as it could not be shipped over 8' to Canada. I used all of the hardware and my 240lb client has had no problem with it.
Can the track be cut? For example, let's say I only needed an 8ft instead of a 12ft track? Could it be cut with say a hacksaw?
Chris O on May 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: it will be very difficult to cut with a hacksaw. try a metal blade in a reciprocating saw. Make sure the track is held securely in a vice so you can use both hands with the saw to make an even cut. Once you install the end cap over the cut piece it should look great....good luck
Can the steps be made deeper? I have arthritis in my feet and ankles, so a deeper step would help lessen the stress on my joints. I'll be using the ladder for the 600 Sq. foot loft in my shop.
Tracy S on Nov 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't think this is possible without serious remodeling such as setting each step in a frame of wood and using a wider ladder frame. Even then I'm not sure how secure it would be. I think you should have a customized ladder or steps built rather than using a kit. Also a rubberized, wide tread would be safer if you have foot and ankle issues, since even I find the decorative metal ones a bit slippery.
I would like a metal or aluminum more modern rolling ladder system?
Stephanie L on Sep 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, we only sell the wooden ladders at this time
I have books on three sides of the room @ 18” below the 110”H ceiling (brackets supporting the single shelf on each wall) & want one library ladder to move continuously around the three walls. What do I have to order?
Evelyn K on Sep 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don't think the continuous ladder movement is possible with the rockler system, You would have one rail/poll for
each wall and move the ladder to the desired wall/shelves by lifting it off the rail etc.!!!
What is the projection dimension when the ladder is in use?
c k on Jul 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If the projection dimension means the distance between the base of the unit and the ladder, then for the 10' ladder that I installed, the distance was 2-1/2 feet.
Does this roll well on carpet?
Tom J on Jan 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would think that it would be fine on carpet. The ladder is not all that heavy, but the wheels will probably leave a dent in the carpet from where it was last positioned.
Planning to buy an 8' ladder. Will it clear a 26" deep cabinet at 36" from the floor if affixed to 12" deep frame of upper cabinets ?
Sherry S on Jan 26, 2019
Can I buy just a set of end caps?
Greg N on Mar 7, 2018