It kicked my DIY lull into gear since I’ve been wanting to find something to start marking my daughters height as she grows. It also needed to be something she could keep forever rather than using a wall or door in our house. I would have just purchased this except for the fact it only went up to 5 feet. So, I decided to make my own Growth Chart Ruler.
First things first was to find a piece of wood that would work. Luckily I have a nice pile of scrap wood to choose from.
I decided to make the Growth Chart Ruler go up to 6 1/2 feet tall, in case for some strange reason my kids end up being tall! I’m only 5’2″ by the way! But since it would hang on the wall about 8″ up from the ground I actually made it 70″ long rather than 78″.
I sanded all the edges to be slightly round to give it that used effect.
I made my marks starting at 8″ since as I previously mentioned the Growth Chart Ruler would hang 8″ above the ground. You can adjust this height however you like, but our base boards are about 6″ tall so we had to start pretty high.
I used a small ruler to add 1″ marks and I made them 3/4″ long. I made the quarter marks 1″ long and then the foot marks 1 1/4″ as shown here.