Repurposed Ladder Shelving Unit

Repurposed Ladder Shelving Unit

David Leon shows you how to repurpose an old ladder into a set of artistic shelves.


5 col

Difficulty: Medium

Materials
Two wooden ladders
Handsaw
Sanding paper
Wood glue
(16) 3” screws
(8) 6 x 1 & 1/8” L brackets
(8) 1/2” screws
Drill gun
Measuring tape
Stud finder
Paint (matching wall paint)

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Instructions

  1. Cut the wooden ladders to desired size using handsaw
  2. Sand down the ladder to smooth out any imperfections
  3. Use the stud finder to locate the studs. This is where you will attach the ladder
  4. Determine the height you want ladder shelves on the wall 
  5. Using a screw gun, attach the lower L brackets to the wall
  6. Mount ladder on top of the lower L brackets on the wall
  7. Attach the lower L brackets to the ladder from the bottom up using the 1/2” screws and a screw gun or Phillips screwdriver
  8. Using a screw gun, attach the upper L brackets to the wall
  9. Lastly, attach the upper L brackets to the ladder using the 1/2” screws and a screw gun or Phillips screwdriver
  10. Paint L brackets to match wall color

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