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Rockler Ladder Hardware Track 6', Black Finish
Rockler Ladder Hardware Track 6', Black Finish Item #: 42118
Oversold Until 09/02/2019
Rockler Track Bracket, Hook Style, Vertical Mount, Black Finish
Rockler Track Bracket, Hook Style, Vertical Mount, Black Finish Item #: 42120
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Rockler Track Bracket, Hook Style, Horizontal Mount, Black Finish
Rockler Track Bracket, Hook Style, Horizontal Mount, Black Finish Item #: 45505
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Track Union, Black Finish
Track Union, Black Finish Item #: 42122
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Rockler Track End Cap, Black Finish
Rockler Track End Cap, Black Finish Item #: 42121
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Rockler Classic/Vintage Rolling Library Ladder - Track 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.

Use our Ladder Design Wizard 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 Track 6' (#42118):
(1) 6' Ladder track

Track Bracket, Hook Style, Vertical Mount (#42120):
(1) Vertical track bracket
(2) #12 x 1-1/2'' Pan head mounting screws

Track Bracket, Hook Style, Horizontal Mount (#45505):
(1) Horizontal track bracket
(1) Pack of matching 1-1/2" mounting screws and hole plugs

Track Union (#42122):
(1) Track union
(2) Set screws

Track End Cap (#42121):
(1) Track end cap
M6 Hex wrench
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 6.9700
Tech Spec Ladder Hardware Track 6' (#42118):
  • Durable 6' cut-to-fit Ladder Track provides a sturdy connection for your library ladder to your wall or bookcase using Track Brackets (sold separately). A narrow slot in the bottom side of the tube allows you to attach a Track Bracket without impeding the progress of the top-sliding library ladder.
  • Use one 6' section or additional sections to span your entire library wall using our 5-1/2'' long Track Union (#42122, sold separately).
  • 1-1/4'' diameter tube.
  • Durable steel construction.

Track Bracket, Hook Style, Vertical Mount (#42120):
  • Provide maximum support for your Library Ladder Track (#42118, sold separately) with Vertical Track Brackets! The innovative design slides inside the Library Ladder Track, providing a solid fit that won't wiggle, rattle, or allow any sagging.
  • With the bracket inside the track, your ladder easily slides right over the brackets unimpeded.
  • Premium satin black hardware completes the stylish look of your Library Ladder System.
  • One Track Bracket is required for every 32-36'' of Ladder Track.
  • Durable steel construction.
  • Vertical Mount track bracket which is 3-1/4" high x 1-1/4 wide.
  • Vertical Mount track bracket projection: 2-1/4" from the wall to the center of the track.
  • Sets up in minutes.

Track Bracket, Hook Style, Horizontal Mount (#45505):
  • Shorter, horizontal orientation is ideal for cabinet rails and other horizontal mounting surfaces.
  • Mounting plate measures 4"W x 1-3/4"H.
  • Use with matching Library Ladder Tracks (42118, sold separately).
  • Includes mounting screws and plugs.
  • Projection is the same as our Vertical Ladder Track Brackets (#42120, sold separately).
  • Premium satin black hardware.
  • Sturdy 1/4" thick steel construction with coated finish.

Track Union (#42122):
  • Connect two sections of Ladder Hardware Track (#42118, sold separately) to complete your Library Ladder System.
  • Durable steel construction gives you a non-bending union you can trust.
  • Sets up in minutes: simply insert each end of the Ladder Hardware Tracks you're connecting into the Track Union and tighten the set screws for a tight, non-slip fit.
  • Includes set screws for a tight, non-slip fit.

Track End Cap (#42121):
  • Prevent your ladder from sliding off its track with a Track End Cap.
  • Attaches easily to the inside of the track tube and tightens for a solid fit using an included M6 hex wrench.
  • Durable steel and aluminum construction.
  • Attaches in seconds.

Technical Documents
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4.7 / 5.0
18 Reviews
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Straightforward to build, functional, well-designed, quite lovely.
July 29, 2018
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Rolling ladder system
I am on my third ladder system purchased from Rockler,
and we have had great outcomes.
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July 17, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
beautiful and works well
beautiful and works well
May 15, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
A perfect fit for our tall room!
We ended up choosing the brushed nickel finish hardware instead. Looks amazing with our white built-in bookcase with window bench, and rustic industrial style remodel! Rockler was excellent to work with, and the ladder was easy to assemble. We would do it again for sure!
9’ ladder with 18’ of rail. LOVE!
9’ ladder with 18’ of rail. LOVE!
December 25, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Library Ladder
The ladder looks and works great. Very smooth action. You need to be very meticulous when drilling holes and laying out. There is no slop, hence a very sturdy ladder. I used a dowelling jig to line up the holes and keep them perpendicular to the rails. I checked the fit of the treads at each step. Even then I needed to use a round file to modify a couple of holes slightly in order to assemble the ladder. This could be a frustrating project if you are sloppy.
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Added Dec 13, 2017
December 13, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Track assembled easily. Ladder rolls smoothly.
30 feet of track with 10 foot ladder works great!
30 feet of track with 10 foot ladder works great!
October 13, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Completed project with the Rockler Library Ladder
Just completed this 10 foot tall by 15 feet long unit for a friend of mine. The ladder that was used is the 10 foot. The quality of this product is excellent !!! It`s the BEST I have ever used !!!
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Added Aug 27, 2017
August 27, 2017
Woodworking Experience:
Library Ladder
...a good system... looks professional
May 4, 2017
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great look and quality
May 2, 2017
over 2 years ago
Beautiful product.
Great product! All parts were included and perfectly described for easy assembly. The side rail pieces were cut and sanded, ready for staining and sealing. Assembly instructions were simple and easily followed. My bride couldn't be happier with her bookcase and library ladder.
Tickler Vintage Rolling Library Ladder - 9 foot.
Tickler Vintage Rolling Library Ladder - 9 foot.
April 24, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
It came with12 feet of track.
Emily R on Jul 30, 2018
price and good materials
N W on Jun 15, 2018
It came with12 feet of track.
Emily R on Jul 30, 2018
see above
Nancy G on Jul 22, 2018
price and good materials
N W on Jun 15, 2018
The best ladder to suit our needs. We like the design and color.
Al D on May 20, 2018
To match the black vintage metal steps.
Mary S on Apr 5, 2018
I trust Rockler to deliver a quality product. Always my first choice for woodworking supplies
MIKE C on Mar 4, 2018
already have other parts
Keith R on Feb 7, 2018
It was pretty. I downloaded the pdf instructions and was able to figure out all the parts I needed. Your ladder wizard was totally useless. It should be removed because it does not tell you all the parts you will need! Also, years ago I ordered your Murphy bed kit and was very pleased.
Adam Z on Feb 1, 2018
I will look great with the book shelves I built.
Jim K on Nov 10, 2017
Finishing a ladder project, attempted my own hardware. Not a good idea
Barbara L T on Nov 9, 2017
Quality and perfect size and look for our large and high space
Patricia B on Aug 22, 2017
Fits the style of my library bookcases.
Richard S on Aug 2, 2017
Classic look -- fun and practical with a 12 foot book case!!
Mark M on Jun 24, 2017
The black satin is very rich looking and will set off my entire room.
Hank W on Apr 21, 2017
They always seem to have that hard to find hardware
Bart B on Apr 10, 2017
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
Required for safety to access top shelves in home library
Allan B on Feb 23, 2017
Good reputation, best fit for my old house.
Henry S on Feb 23, 2017
I like the black finish I felt it would hold up longer and it went well with the Knotty Alder I will be using it on.
Lucille C on Feb 21, 2017
Stephen C on Jan 27, 2017
Having a library ladder adds a classic and classy element to your home. Having one in satin black only emphasizes this classic/y look.
James D on Dec 30, 2016
Satin black and oak are perfect combo for my decor!
Susan H on Dec 7, 2016
Your wizard recommended this
steve s on Nov 25, 2016
it matches the library shelves i am installing
scott t on Sep 25, 2016
I had a project that required it
Trevor F on Sep 10, 2016
Present for Daughter & Son in law they picked.
Susan H on Sep 6, 2016
It will much the look of our house which is a rustic chic feel
Lisa T on Aug 3, 2016
Wanted this item for bunk bed access but wanted the ladder to roll out of the way when needed.
Mark J on Apr 24, 2016
Super high quality products. Highly recommended!
Mark T on Apr 11, 2016
Claude H on Jan 22, 2016
Easy access to upper storage in garage.
PEGGY G on Dec 4, 2015
Looks nice and I could get all the parts from one place.
WILLIAM S on Nov 28, 2015
Looks cool.
Mike B on Oct 4, 2015
To go with the dark stained mahogany
Russell P on Sep 22, 2015
Style, color
Kevin K on Aug 6, 2015
I am building a library ladder system and need the correct track to use the other parts I purchased from Rockler. I am not sure I can find a track that works from anyone else, so I ordered this separately in case I can't - to reserve them when they are available in sept. I would have purchased them with the other parts but they were "oversold".
Sarah W on Jul 27, 2015
Because I want to build a library ladder
Barton A on May 2, 2015
To finish up our library ladders.
GLENN V on Apr 21, 2015
see above
Nancy G on Jul 22, 2018
The best ladder to suit our needs. We like the design and color.
Al D on May 20, 2018
Can I get just a Roller for the bottom of the ladder?
Brent Z on Aug 18, 2016
what is the diameter of the rail?
Wendy R on Jan 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The rail is 1 1/4" outside diameter.
Can you use two rails to make the ladder vertical?
A shopper on May 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I don't think so. The rails come pre-drilled so the steps are flat when you hang the ladder at the pre-set angle so in order to have the ladder vertical you'd need to drill new holes so the steps are flat. You're better off buying two boards at the lumber store and making new rails
Does Rockler sell inside corners for these rail systems so the ladder can turn a corner? thanks!
A shopper on Apr 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We do not have corner rails for our library ladders at this time.
We want to order the ladder kit but our study has shelves to the ceiling. However, there is a portion at about 3 ft height, that is wider to provide a desk area. What hardware can we get so that the ladder can be hung a 2-3 inches away from the shelfing so that the angle isn't as severe at the floor. Hoping that makes sense?
Karen B on May 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Just to understand exactly what you want to do, are you trying to have the foot of the ladder be further away from the shelves to reduce how steep the ladder angle is (and to clear the desk part)? I just built the vintage library ladder and my shelves are also to the ceiling (10' height). With shelves all the way up, you just have to make sure you don't mount the brackets that hold the rail up against the ceiling or else the top of the ladder (attached to the hook apparatus that slides up and down to store the ladder flush with the shelves) will hit the ceiling. As far as reducing the angle that the ladder stands when you climb it, you can pretty much mount the hook apparatus to be in full out position with the ladder at whatever angle you'd like, you'd just have to do your own custom measurements (like I did since that area I had for mounting brackets didn't match any of the pre-measured number). You just want to keep in mind that as you increase the distance between the shelves and the foot of the ladder, the angle of the treads will also have to tilt to make sure they're parallel to the floor when in climbing position. Hope this helps..
is the ladder pre-finished oak or raw?
Northgate on Nov 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is raw wood, and will require light sanding and 2 to 3 coats of varnish. It is a beautiful rolling ladder
I notice in some of the photos that the brackets are mounted to rosettes attached to the shelving. Why is that? Is it necessary?
Dennios on Sep 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It’s not necessary
I have a 20.5' wall. Can I cantilever the rail, or must the end be secured with a hook? If it must be secured, can I easily cut the rail to my specific length of 20.5'? I don't want to order 18' of rail only to find I need the additional rail.
Kris Z on Aug 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: you can cantilever the rail past the last track bracket if that is what you meant. & yes you can cut the rail with a hack saw or metal cutting blade & use a union piece to to fasten the 2 pieces together.
I think i only need 3-4 feet of rolling bar. Can you cut one smaller than 6'?
Jaimie C on Oct 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes you absolutely can just make sure you order the proper amount of end caps if the rolling bar is short of the wall.
Curious. I want to use the ladders jn a room for a loft. However I also have a high window I would want to occasionally use the ladder to open.

Are these ladders easily able to pull off the rails and reattached to the other for versatility use?
Cory H on May 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. They can easily be lifted off one rail and positioned on another.
how high is the bracket? I need to know in order to stack cabinetry to be certain the stiles are wide enough.
Mark T on May 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If you mean by bracket that supports the slider rod or bar.....i am not at the house for a week to measure...I mounted the support bracket and rod/bar at the mid span dimension of the sliding hook assembly that mounts at the top of the ladder stiles.
This allows us to "stow" the ladder vertically by moving the bottom of the ladder up against the wall WITHOUT the sliding hooks at the top of the ladder to disengage with the bar.
I had to , during installation, take a wag at the trigonometry to figure this out.
I had to cut 3/4" off the ladder stiles bottoms (where the wheels mount) to get the lean correct as we were limited on the vertical position of the wall cabinet rails where the slider bar brackets mount
do the casters have locks on them?
kim d on Jun 19, 2018

I bought the library ladder to put in my cabin up north to get to a sleeping loft. And, frankly, I don't remember if there are locks or not would be a good idea! I am going up next week to the cabin and I would be happy to get back to you after I check the ladder.

Here is a good question: I am wanting to build sliding doors on a set of upper bookcases (built ins). Barn door style. The track that hangs the ladder and mounting pieces look like they would work fine for that application and be a lot cheaper than the barn door kits that are sold. Any thoughts, caveats, etc. on this? Thanks
longhorn14 on Jan 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't know how well that would work just because the upper hanger. It is not coming off the center of the rod but comes off the top side. Being off center like this would probably cause the doors to hang at an angle because they are not centered under the hanging rod.
What is the diameter of the track pole?
Jonas K on Oct 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Track pole OD is 1.25 inches. Great project. Looks great. Lots of comments
Am i able to get the dimentions of the vertical and horizontal brakets, I think I may need to use both in my design?
Robert on Oct 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The dimensions on the vertical bracket is 1-1/4" wide x 3-1/4" high
The dimensions on the horizontal bracket is 4' wide x 1-3/4" high
both will project 2-1/4" out
Can I located a track union and a track bracket at the same location? I have two 6'-0" tracks but would like the bracket to be centered on the run.
Nell T on Oct 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You should be able to work both the union & the bracket conjoining your 6 feet pieces as the ladder hooks travel over both.
Are shelves with 1” particle-board walls sufficient for supporting the rail?
Michael M on Aug 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: While I am not a structural engineer, it seems that the type of connector is of greater import than the wall. A connector with wings that expand behind the wall is better than nails or screws. These have weight ratings on them, which may be used in conjunction with the known ladder and person weight.
Can you order additional track for the other side of closet?
Bobby D on Apr 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I realized I needed a few more brackets too and also decided to do other side of bookshelves later and bought additional parts.
Laura N on Feb 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I purchased the hardware and made my own ladder. Length should not be a big issue, as long as you keep the vertical and horizontal dimensions ratio close.
I need an additional horizontal bracket to move the ladder to when it is not in use, what parts do I need to purchase (black)?
Laurie L on Aug 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I did not use the ladder in a traditional setting. Sorry, but I can't answer the question
how far does the bottom of the ladder stick out?
squeaky1 on Aug 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: With the slide bar set at 92 inches high, the bottom extends at the furthest point 30 inches off the wall
This system looks great. I want to build a 10' version. I have selected the pre-cut oak wood kit you have. I have also specified the hardware kit. Does it have enough hardware for all the steps, or do I need to buy additional hardware to fix the last few steps?
tonythebuilder on Aug 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: From I know the system come whith all parts. To be a 10 ft. Am a little worried. Is beter if the ladder is more wider.

If you need more horizontal screws rockler sell individual pcs if you need more.

Andres Silva
Innova Custom Cabinet Dba.
Can I weld the roller brackets? would like to use a steel ladder
jim g on Apr 10, 2018
What is the finish on the rail? Is it simply painted or Powder coated?
Alan R on Feb 24, 2018
Do you have plans for bookshelves that this ladder can attach to? What is needed to securely support the ladder?
Emily L on May 5, 2017
am I able to get the vertical and horizontal bracket dimentions as I think I will need to use both in my design?
Robert on Oct 26, 2016