By De3wii190. Leaning Bookcases & Ladder Shelves. At Tuesday, October 08th 2019, 00:02:43 AM.
Alternately, you can open up the ladder, turn it sideways and add three or four shelves which you balance on the parallel steps on each side. That arrangement gives you a lot of instant shelf space with no need to install anything. If you are concerned about the shelves remaining balanced, you can easily secure them to the steps of the ladder with some screws. Measure the depth of the step and the thickness of the shelf. Buy screws that will go through the step (from the bottom) and into the bottom of the shelf, without going all the way through the shelf. This way the screws won't be seen at all.
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.
Most people who have just moved into a new house or apartment struggle to decide on how they are going to decorate and organize their belongings. Some may spend weeks or even months picking out furniture or getting things put into the right place in a way that suits their personal taste; do you go for a cozy lived in feel or a sleek modern look? Sometimes it's better to just forget about following the latest trends and go for neat and functional. One great space saver that uses the vertical wall space in your home are shelves, these simple pieces of furniture will have your house looking clean and organized in no time. Whether you want to store books, CD's, potted plants or records, there will be a style of shelf to fit your homes decor. Step shelves, leaning shelves, standard wall shelves all of these are options and will give each room a particular character, though if you're having a tough time deciding on which to buy why not go for the currently popular ladder shelves.