Looking to add an element of design to your living room or entryway? A leaning ladder bookcase can easily be built for a third of the price you’d pay to buy one at the store. Follow these easy steps to learn how to DIY a ladder shelf.
A ladder bookcase is a great addition to any room. Best of all, you can easily build your own for a third of the price you’d pay at the store.
Steps for Building a DIY Leaning Ladder Bookcase
Follow the directions below to learn how to build a DIY ladder bookcase.
1. Cut the 1 x 2 Parts to Size
The sides are made up of a back 1x2 leg with two square cut ends, an angled front leg mitered at parallel 9-degree angles, and crosspieces that set horizontally at the height of each shelf with one square cut end and one mitered end meet the angle of the front leg.
While I provided measurements for all of the crosspieces in my cut list below, I recommend cutting the top and bottom crosspieces to length, attaching them between the legs, and then cutting the remaining crosspieces to fit to ensure perfect joints.