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8' Rolling Library Ladder Hardware Kit, Satin Black

Includes all the metal components you need to build the ladder itself—use our Design Wizard to see what else you need.

Item #
42285
Rating:
84% of 100

Reach the highest shelves in your library, office, garage, or other hard-to-reach space—premium satin black finish for a timeless look. Roll the ladder smoothly from side to side, or lift it slightly and push it against the wall for vertical storage—the hooks stay on the track to keep the ladder in a vertical position. Kit includes all the metal hardware needed to build an 8' ladder with 7 steps. If you need a taller ladder with more steps, additional step rods are available separately (#42130). The horizontal ladder track (#42118) is also sold separately, as are the track mounting brackets and wood components. Cut your own steps from the wood species of your choice, or purchase our optional cast metal ''Vintage'' steps (#45514).


Features:

  • Ideal for your library, closet, garage, kitchen, wine cellar and more
  • Includes all the hardware and fasteners you need to build an 8' (7-step) ladder
  • 4'' easy-glide wheels roll effortlessly over wood floors, ceramic tile or low pile carpet
  • Hook bracket assemblies secure the ladder to the horizontal track (#42118, sold separately)
  • Push the ladder against the wall or bookcase for vertical storage—hooks slide down onto the track to keep the ladder from tipping
  • Lift the ladder off the track for cleaning or storage
  • Cut the wood components from the species of your choice, or purchase our optional Wood Kits with pre-machined ladder rails and steps (e.g. #49545)
  • For a more ornate ''vintage'' look, you can purchase our cast metal ''Vintage'' steps (#45514, sold separately). Pre-machined ladder rails are also available for this option (see e.g. #43270, sold separately)
  • Includes a ladder plan and assembly instructions that walk you through everything from sizing wood to assembly
(2) Caster assemblies
(7) Metal step rods with cap nuts
(2) Sliding hook assemblies
(1) Complete pack of fastening hardware
(1) Assembly instruction manual
(1) Ladder plan
More Information
Brand Rockler
Manufacturer Part Number TA42285
Weight 7.5500
Tech Spec
  • Caster Diameter: 4''
  • Step Rod Piece Count: 7 (additional step rods are available separately, #42130)
  • Finish: Satin black
  • Ladder Height In Use (7-step ladder): 93-3/4''
  • Ladder Rail Length (7-step ladder): 95-5/8''
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Receive many compliments on this statement piece and focal point of my kitchen.
I love the 8 foot ladder. Went with vintage style steps. Worked closely with John Gilchrist, the store manager at the Phoenix, AZ store. He was beyond helpful and very patient as I asked him many questions. From getting the right measurements to ordering and assembly, he was awesome to work with.
Home track for when the ladder isn't being used. Appreciate the help from John in the Phoenix store.
Easy access to uppers with my  ladder! John at the Phoenix, AZ store made this happen! He's great.
Love my new ladder. John Gilchrist, manager & his team in Phoenix, AZ  went above & beyond! Thanks!
Plenty of track in all the right places! Rockler store mgr John Gilchrist was my best resource.
September 24, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
High quality heavy duty parts. The sliding hook mechanism is superior to the double hook solution other manufacturers provide.
March 22, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Fantastic
Wheels look and work fantastic. Easy install
January 12, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Everything went well however I ordered finished ends for rail did not receive mounting pins or screws
Ladder went togeather easily and hardware works great thankyou.
December 19, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Good quality, but poor fit
Overall these are fairly well made, larger and heavier than expected. The finish quality it pretty good as well. I had two issues related to fit however that I'm disappointed with. One is that while the ladder rails are called out as being 3/4", the hardware is designed to fit around 7/8" rails, leaving a full 1/8" gap. Your choice is loose hardware or create some spacers, neither of which is ideal.
The second issue was around the rail height called out in the instructions. I checked my rails a couple times and all the measurements were correct, as was the 12 deg angle on the steps. Even so, at the specified rail height, the steps were not level and I had to raise the rail in order to level them.
Both issue caused me delays and could have been safety issues if not addressed. If those were fixed, it'd be a great system.
November 5, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Library ladder
I have not installed the ladder yet, I am just completing the book case itself. The product appears to be quality but given the circumstance just giving it a 3. Very disappointed in the fact I ordered a complete package, including the wood sides and after I received the parts the company emailed the wood sides were out of stock and they were not receiving any more. Very disappointed, plans. Appear to be complete so I will purchase wood materials from Home Depot.
October 6, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
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Heavy duty
Hani T on Oct 17, 2019
It will match the grain in the existing wood of bookcases
Elle F on Jul 20, 2019
Heavy duty
Hani T on Oct 17, 2019
wizard
Robert B on Jul 25, 2019
It will match the grain in the existing wood of bookcases
Elle F on Jul 20, 2019
why didn't coupon apply
Dan O on Jul 1, 2019
I have an old hardware store ladder that was missing some parts. Unfortunately I could not purchase the ladder parts that I need separately, and had to purchase full kit.
Shannon C on May 21, 2019
it goes will with the interior
VICKIE*GILDON N on Mar 26, 2019
the spring loaded hooks that allow the ladder to be stowed vertically was the most significant reason for my choice. I wish that the hooks were available separately since I already have a ladder and rollers from the existing installation,
jason k on Sep 24, 2018
This hardware should compliment our oak ladder and be a good fit in our home's library.
Matthew P on Sep 13, 2018
wizard
Robert B on Jul 25, 2019
why didn't coupon apply
Dan O on Jul 1, 2019
I will be building a ladder that is about 90" tall. What is the best way to determine the dimension between each rung?
Jon K on Jul 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Use a ratio for the overall height over stock ladder length vs height you want over x. Then cross multiply for the scaled overall length. For distance between rungs cross multiply the stock length over your new length vs stock spacing over x - you have to do this for each dimension on the vertical axis.
Is there a version with upper rollers, not just hooks?
John c on Jun 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No
It appears that the hook portion is comprised of 2 parts that slide within one another so that you can push the ladder flat against the wall after use and not disengage the hooks from the track. Is that correct? Thx.
Mikeh on Nov 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the ladder will roll sideways. However, since the bottom wheels are outside the ladder width the ladder itself won’t go flush to the wall but is close enough for my application. My application is a loft bed and o purchased the 10 foot ladder to have the extra length to keep a secure hold while stepping from the ladder to the bed.
Do the hooks sliding back and forth take off the finish of the bar?? Or scratch it heavily?
Mikeh on Nov 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have used mine pretty heavily for over a year and no scratching or change in the finish.
What thickness of lumber fits the sliding brackets?
Pete C on Dec 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 3/4-inch, you can find fully detailed ladder plans on the Rockler Website
What is the longest span recommended between rail mounting brackets?
Jon K on Jul 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: One every 3 feet
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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