Look!:What Is This Thing?

Look!:What Is This Thing?

Sarah Rae Smith
Jul 18, 2008

Can anyone guess what purpose that this crazy contraption might serve? We'll give you a hint... It's life saving, inexpensive and your new best friend (although it probably won't bake you cookies). Click through the jump to see if you were right...

Dads are always full of little bits of information about everything. They have tips and tricks for this and that and are always willing to share. The best thing we ever learned was about this funky looking conglomerate of wood and nails.

It has one purpose and one purpose only, and is one of Dad's best kept secrets! It's a ladder level-er. It allows you to add and remove short pieces of wood from one end to help balance your ladder according to the incline. They can be made to fit any width of ladder or any incline that your driveway or side of house might have.

Running along the length of it is a separate piece of wood that is not removable and allows the ladder to prop against it without sliding off the back. Genius huh?

So next time you get the call of duty to clean your gutters, replace a window, or paint your house... spend a half hour building one of these out of a few simple (although giant) bolts and some scrap lumber. It will save you time as well as peace of mind!

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