Published at Thursday, October 17th 2019, 03:58:31 AM. Leaning Bookcases & Ladder Shelves. By Garson Dietrich.
The leaning bookcase has become commonplace in many homes seeking that modern feel. Quite simply, it is just a bookcase but with a distinct crick in its design that almost looks like a ladder. Almost like the ladder found in libraries of old but instead used to shelve books. The leaning bookcase is usually secured directly to the wall and is set up to make the most of limited shelf space.
Ladder shelves have different types:
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.
Whatever you decide, keep in mind that ladder shelves are freestanding, so you can always move them around as your room design evolves.