By De3wii190. Leaning Bookcases & Ladder Shelves. At Tuesday, October 08th 2019, 00:37:38 AM.
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'.
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.
You can also use a short stepladder as a plant stand when it's not in use.