DIY Ladder Shelf With Kind of a Coffee Table
I needed a small shelves for some books and plants. I also wanted some table top near my armchair. So... there it is, simple ladder shelf combined with a coffee table.
I've used old wood for legs and some spruce wood for the shelves. The latter was actually a mistake of me - spruce is very soft and not suitable for shelves IMO. Anyway, I've covered it with acrylic lackquer and it's fine... for now :)
It's 125 cm heigh and 55 cm wide.
Final cost was quite low and I think it's around $15
It all started with a sketch. I've determined height of every shelf as well its depth
Boards used for table top was holded by big bar clamps while joining them. Unfortunately, that didn't help much. It turned out, that the wood was still humid and now I have gaps between every board ;)
No glue was used for joining, just wood screws.
White legs goes well with plain wood IMO. Front ones are about 16.5 degrees from vertical
With some books and peace lilies
More books :)
Enjoyed the project?
Resources for this project:See all materials
Join the conversation
Loretta Champagne on Sep 09, 2021
I love the combination end table book / trinket shelf usage. Brilliant.
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?