Published at Tuesday, April 30th 2019, 04:48:58 AM. Leaning Bookcases & Ladder Shelves. By Koenraad Albrecht.
Compared to conventional ladders, shelf ladders have large flat treads which makes them much safer and more comfortable to use than ordinary extension ladders.
The ladder shelves are a great addition to any modern interior and will definitely give your living space a more dynamic appeal. Most people like the idea of these shelves, because besides being creative, they are very reasonably priced. If you do a quick online search for 'ladder shelves' you'll realize that the lowest price item is just $50. Though if you're looking for a more up market variety, then there are shelves costing as much as $800 from certain brands.
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.
In most cases, a leaning bookcase is presented in a sense that it looks like a ladder with cascading layers. One would have the advantage of having multiple layers of equal space of which they could determine the contents of each. These are most often made of wood and are presented in various sizes. One can have the option to place other items apart from books in the excess space of this cascading presentation. There is always the option to place picture frames or small ornamental objects or items on top or on the surface of the bookcase.