By De3wii190. Leaning Bookcases & Ladder Shelves. At Tuesday, October 08th 2019, 00:47:26 AM.
So why are ladder shelves so popular with house owners all of a sudden? One reason might be to do with the affects of the recent economic downturn; people are keeping a close hold on what money they have. Instead of spending your hard earned salaries on a brand new set of shelves the other option would be to make your own. You might be thinking that it is a huge job that may take over a week to complete, but you'd be wrong, making a set of ladder shelves is very simple and will cost you a fraction of the price of buying them new.
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 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.