By De3wii190. Leaning Bookcases & Ladder Shelves. At Wednesday, October 16th 2019, 12:40:35 PM.
The last step is to put the ladder shelves onto the A-ladder frame. If you're worried about the shelves falling over under the weight of your belongings you can use glue to attach the platforms to each rung. Some people like to use a few screws just to make sure it is stable; your ladder shelves are now ready for decorating.
In fact, depending on what you plan to put on it, you could actually use a real ladder as a shelving unit by leaning it against the wall without opening it. Since there won't be much depth to the shelves if you do this, make sure you leave the ladder in a part of the room which doesn't get much people traffic. It's perfect for displaying changing artwork or photos and adding interest to a corner.
Why are ladder shelves called as such? It is because they look like conventional movable construction ladders. It is based off a pyramid design with a number of level trays that are adhered to the front legs, stepping up to the top of the shelf hence the name 'ladder shelves'.