By De3wii190. Leaning Bookcases & Ladder Shelves. At Wednesday, October 16th 2019, 12:43:46 PM.
Typically, ladder bookcases have up to five shelves, the lowest one being the deepest, with each shelf occupying a smaller footprint than the one beneath it.
With a bookcase of this type, you can really make a statement, whether that is to simply place books on the shelves or even insert drawers and items to make a nice display. Higher quality materials will cost more for the same basic shape but sometimes the juxtaposition of wood and metal can make a beautiful addition to any room. In short, this style of bookcase definitely is a rule-breaker but it is most certainly not a deal breaker when it comes to improving a room. The ergonomics and design of a leaning bookcase truly allow the room to come together in ways previously unknown.
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.