You have probably seen countless things people have made with old wooden ladders, but what more modern, metal ones? I have looked at all the ways people have recycled old metal and aluminium ladders and I think these ten I have chosen ten great ideas and while some of them are not all that useful they are all good ways to recycle ladders rather than sending them to landfill…
We have seen this idea before, but not so much with metal ladders and I think they look pretty nice.
It’s just a matter of finding the right plate and the right planks to use between the treads. Obviously the lighter, aluminium ladders will be easier to hang on the wall. It will take a lot of effort to copy, but it makes for a great talking point that is for sure.
Here is another good way to use metal ladders in the garden and that is to use one to make a plant stand! It doesn’t take much effort, but you will need to make sure the layers are secure to each tread.
If you want to hang a hammock between two cut down trees that are not strong enough on their own to support the weight you could always do what this person did and use an aluminium ladder to support the two and make them stronger.
If you need to carry lots of long things around this might be a good option and it won’t take that much effort.
If you don’t want a Christmas tree you could always use an old aluminium step ladder to make an autumnal display that could stay up for a lot longer than a Christmas ladder. You can decorate it anyhow you like with all sorts of things that represent the season.