By De3wii190. Leaning Bookcases & Ladder Shelves. At Monday, October 07th 2019, 23:56:58 PM.
The second step in building your ladder shelves is to take a few measurements, you will need to know the distance between each rung level, this is so that you can cut out your shelves to the right size. After you have the correct measurements, you will need to add about 16 to 17 inches to the length values, each platform needs to be a little longer than the distance between each rung. Don't forget to add up all the lengths and buy enough wood board for all of the shelves, you might be able to get wood for free at your local landfill site.
What most people like about ladder shelves, is that they look original and they can make effective use of the vertical space in your home. If you tend to have a lot of extra belongings and don't now where to store them then this is the right shelf type for your house. A lot of people forget to use the vertical space in their homes; shelves and cupboards are a great way to save a lot of space. Ladder shelves will add a creative touch to your interior and give you a neat way to organize your things.
The first step is to buy or find your self a second hand 'A-Ladder', these are old wooden step ladders with 5 - 6 rungs, if you don't have one in your garage or back garden you may be able to find a cheap alternative at a flea market or back yard sale. Don't pay more than $10 for a used A-Ladder and if you have to go to your local home depot they are available for bout $20 each.