By De3wii190. Leaning Bookcases & Ladder Shelves. At Wednesday, October 16th 2019, 12:44:33 PM.
If you have the space, you might want to consider buying 2 identical ladders. You can buy long planks of wood for the shelves, and create a whole system. To really add flair, have the ends of the planks extend past the ladders on both ends. Have the planks cut so that the bottom plank is the longest, and then shorter and shorter. The end effect will look like a huge ladder!
Many units come both as corner and regular units so you can mix and match them to make the best use of the available space. Consider, as an example, adding ladder shelving to both corners of the fireplace wall. The effect will be to soften the impact of the fireplace, giving a sense of symmetry and balance.
Why are ladder shelves called as such? It is because they look like conventional movable construction ladders. It is based off a pyramid design with a number of level trays that are adhered to the front legs, stepping up to the top of the shelf hence the name 'ladder shelves'.