By De3wii190. Leaning Bookcases & Ladder Shelves. At Monday, October 07th 2019, 00:12:10 AM.
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.
Ladder shelves come in all sorts of different shapes, sizes and colors. The most common types are made from good quality hard woods, which will be coated with a specific finish. There are also ladder shelves made from other materials, such as bamboo or even metal for extra durability. An example of a unique shelf is the 'Shanxi Shelf'; this oriental styled product is made from a strong hammered metal in a black finish hide metal shine. The upside to having a metal shelf is that it can withstand more weight and will last longer than a wooden shelf; this is especially true if you live in a humid climate.
Ladder shelves are a hot item at the moment, it seems like every home has one or two somewhere. So why have they become so popular? Well, besides the reasonable price tag, ladder shelves have a very unique design to them. If you've never seen one before imagine a step ladder with shelves in place of the steps. These days this product comes in several new designs, some are free standing, some need to be bolted to a wall; they are also made from a variety of different materials each with its own original texture. To give you a better idea of what to expect when shopping for ladder shelves, here are 3 very unique designs to get your creative juices flowing: